Wound Management Info
The consequences of pressure sores, diabetic ulcers and surgical site infection have an enormous impact on patient morbidity, mortality and health costs.
In addition to the pain and suffering they cause, pressure sores account for a four fold increase in mortality risks and dramatically increase the length of hospital stays and medical costs.
The impact of diabetic ulcers is particularly severs. Non-healing diabetic ulcers, behind infection and gangrene, are the third most frequently cited criteria for limb amputation.
The treatment with pulse lavage with suction is a significant factor not only in closing a chronic venous insufficiency leg ulcer, but also in avoiding planned surgery for a split thickness skin graft.
The benefits of pulse lavage include loosening of wound debris within a wound, reducing wound bacteria counts, debriding a wound bed and irrigating a wound when tunnelling and/or undermining is present.
The pulsed lavage system facilitates the progression of a wound from a chronic, inflammatory phase to a healing, proliferation phase by increasing circulation to viable tissues and debriding the necrotic tissues.