Fifteen percent of all diabetic patients will develop a diabetic leg ulcer; 6% of these will be hospitalized related to complications with these wounds.
The role of the Physical Therapist as a member of the Wound Care Management Team
The growing prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic wounds in the United States is a major concern for the healthcare system. One wound alone can cost the system up to $28 billion. Therefore, patients with wounds must be managed by the best clinicians to achieve the best possible outcomes. Wound management should involve an...