The devastating impact of chronic wounds has been laid bare as research reveals that hundreds of thousands of patients suffer with pain and immobility for more than a year.
One in ten sufferers is even taking antidepressants to cope, with many more unable to work or leave the house.
About a million patients are undergoing five dressing changes a week, with 90 per cent of those claiming their quality of life is severely affected.
More than 2.8 million Britons are living with a chronic wound, defined as one that does not heal within three months.
But the ‘new normal’ is that patients are affected for eight months … read more