2021 The Year of Healing Program Supports National Foot Health Awareness Month
Healogics Focuses on Foot Health to Help Prevent Chronic Wounds Throughout April
Jacksonville, FL, March 31, 2021 — Healogics®, the nation’s leading provider of world-class wound care, as part of their 2021 The Year of Healing program, is spreading awareness of the importance of foot health to prevent wounds and the need for regular foot screening to detect non-healing wounds.
Throughout April, Healogics team members will reach out to healthcare providers within their communities to encourage foot screenings and provide useful patient-focused educational resources.
Nearly 7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, including 2 million who are living with diabetic foot ulcers. The longer a chronic or non-healing wound goes without proper treatment, the greater the chance of infection, hospitalization or even amputation.
– Approximately 80% of lower extremity amputations are preceded by a foot ulceration.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some people living with chronic wounds have delayed seeking care for their wounds, leading to a sharp rise in the number of amputations. Dr. William Ennis, Healogics Chief Medical Officer, has identified through global publication research that the impact of COVID-19 has led to an increase of 40% to 50% in amputations when comparing equal time frames in 2020 versus 2019. Also, highlighting the importance to screen for non-healing wounds during Telehealth visits.