Average cost of treating a chronic wound: $10,376 Average cost of acute wound (no complications): $11,840 Average time to closure of acute wound (no complications): 165 days Total estimated cost to treat chronic leg ulcers in Ontario (2005) $1,474,429,600
Sad for sure, the way humanity suffers the pains of aging.
Just as an observation, if the articles' statistics are applied situationally to other developed populations....
then for an added measure, imagine the additional elective indications, such as sports medicine and cosmetic surgery, the market becomes so huge, comprehension does not apply, at least accurately. 1% of the market would be in the billions.