The public health impact of chronic wounds is staggering. An estimated 1.3 to 3 million people in the United States are believed to have pressure ulcers; and as many as 10 percent to 15 percent of the 20 million individuals with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic ulcers.
Many more people have had venous ulcers or wounds that result from arterial disease. Treating these wounds costs an estimated $5-10 billion each year with additional costs to patients, such as lost productivity.
The Comprehensive Wound Center (CWC) at The Ohio State University was founded in 2005 under the leadership of world-class wound scientist Chandan K. Sen, PhD. An elected member of the board of directors of the national Wound Healing Society, Dr. Sen is the only representative from Ohio.
Patients with chronic, non-healing wounds receive advanced, research-based care at the Comprehensive Wound Center. We're one of the very few wound centers in the nation whose research activities are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The CWC is also a leading educational center for training physicians about wound healing.
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Dr. Richard Schlanger and Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Dr. Sorabh Khandelwal and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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