Foot Ulcers -
the first step in serious
health issues for diabetics
Diabetes causes multiple complications to feet, leading to serious secondary health issues like amputation. It contributes to the reduction of blood flow to the feet, causing nerve damage and making sufferers unable to feel threats to foot health that may cause infection. These infections may lead to gangrene and pressure ulcers as well as swelling and conditions like Charcot’s foot.
Elderly patients with diabetes tend to have an even more difficult time, monitor their feet regularly, reducing their chance to detect problems.
Foot ulcers significantly affect
health of diabetic patients
15% to 25% of Diabetic Patients
will develop a diabetic foot ulcer
during their lifetime.
60% of Lower Extremity
are caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
27% of Diabetes Healthcare Costs
are diabetic neuropathy related.
$9 to $13 Billion
cost of just treatment of diabetic foot disease, not including management and other complications.
The FootAssure™ Solution
WoundAssure™ incorporates its multi-mode optical sensing technology to identify foot problems and early-stage pressure ulcers in patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy. Identifying problems in foot health and pre-ulcers improves the ability to pre-empt problems and ensure the best possible foot health.
Using a simple foot scanning unit at the clinic or at home, the patient receives a molecular, physiological, and visual analysis of their feet’s skin and underlying structures to assess skin health and improve their quality of life.
Conditions analyzed include:
- Pre-ulcer formation
- Blood Circulation
- Toe health
- Blisters/ulcer formation and healing
Naked eye Vs. FootAssure™