12 Sep Sky Medical Technology gets leg up with latest collaboration
An estimated 3.8 million people in the UK have a leg wound that needs to be managed by the NHS. According to a recent study the cost of managing unhealed leg wounds is £5.6 billion – an average cost of £3,700 per person annually.
We have joined the Legs Matter Coalition as a gold corporate partner to support its journey increasing awareness, understanding, and action for lower leg and foot conditions among healthcare professionals and the wider public. We are committed to helping everyone access good quality lower leg and foot care that improves healing while reducing risk of further harm.
Legs Matter focuses on common leg and foot problems – from leg ulceration and peripheral arterial disease to chronic oedema/lymphoedema and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). This resonates closely with our desire to create innovative medical technology (MedTech) devices that offer new alternatives to standard of care management of leg wounds such as venous leg ulcers (VLUs).
Winning with wearables
Our flagship wearable therapy – the geko™ device – treats venous insufficiency and ischemia by increasing microcirculatory blood flow in lower limb soft tissue.
Venous insufficiency and ischemia is the dysfunction of valves and veins that can impair the circulation of blood and lead to lower extremity oedema, skin changes and discomfort and subsequent chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) – a serious condition characterised by decline in quality of life and loss of work productivity. If left untreated, CVI can lead to post-phlebitic syndrome and venous leg ulcers.
Our CEO, Bernard Ross, adds: “We are always looking to partner with organisations addressing similar issues to us, and Legs Matter shares our commitment to delivering quality care for patients with new and innovative methods. Venous leg ulcers present a significant burden to healthcare systems globally and by supporting Legs Matter we can collaborate to raise further awareness.”
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