When Wounds Won’t Heal, Therapies Spread — To The Tune Of $5 Billion
Some 6.5 million patients in the U.S.suffer with chronic wounds that don’t heal for months and sometimes years. In a quest to heal, many turn to expensive and sometimes painful procedures, and products that often don’t work.
According to some estimates, Medicare alone spends at least $25 billion a year treating these wounds. But many widely used treatments aren’t supported by credible research.