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How big is the issue?

The Major Challenge
Man with leg ulcer and amputated leg in wheelchair

What Are Chronic Wounds?

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Types of wounds:

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Wounds can be accidental, surgical or occur because of underlying disease. Wounds can be acute or chronic.

Acute wounds usually heal quickly and without complication.

 

Chronic wounds are those that take more than three months to heal or are recurring.

Acute/Surgical Wounds

    Leg Ulcers

   Burns

   Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  Skin Tears

   Pressure Injuries

 

How is the Wound CRC addressing this challenge?

 

Wound CRC Operational Area: Clinical Translation
Operational Area: Clinical Translation
Wound CRC Operational Area: Product Development
Wound CRC Operational Area: Education
Wound CRC Operational Area: Research
Wound CRC Operational Area: Product Development Wound CRC Operational Area: Education Wound CRC Operational Area: Research

Research

 

High impact, near term, industry led collaborations

Development

 

Translation of research into next generation products

Education

 

Education of Higher Degree Researchers and health care professionals

Clinical Translation

 

Transforming the wound industry with sustainable legacies

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Transforming Wound Outcomes

Globally a limb is lost every 20 Seconds

lose their life

Chronic Wounds cost the healthcare system over $2.85 billion annually

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 In Diabetic Foot Conditions alone:

 

For Chronic Wounds more broadly:

3

Every

hours

70%

of chronic leg ulcers will recur, in some patients, for...

Up to

 

Australian

1

limb

as a direct result of diabetes-related foot disease

loses a lower

within

of their first amputation

 

5 years

15

or more

years

 433,000

Suffer from chronic wounds at any time across Australia

people

AND

50%

of those patients will