Successful Management of a Non-Healing – Large Venous Leg Ulcer Using a Pulsed Irrigation Wound Therapy System in the SNF Setting

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Brouillet, Tina
McElvoy-Routhier Donna

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Abstract

Venous stasis ulcers are a common and costly problem that can affect patient’s quality of life. Venous stasis ulcers account for 80-90% of lower extremity ulcers. Healing time is unpredictable, therefore, treatment costs can be substantial.

Frequent irrigation is considered standard practice for most contaminated wounds to debride bacteria, necrotic tissue, and debris. The “biophysical” approach to biofilm management disrupts and debrides both planktonic and biofilm bacteria to stimulate the wound bed without over-debridement of healthy tissue.