Advanced wound healing

Topic: Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers. 

Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers.

This treatment is described under the general medical terms: Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers.

Using our extensive clinical experiences and research, we developed the SIS machine W200 model electro-stimulator. The W200 device is the world’s first real-time, ‘smart’ wound healing electro-stimulator.

Wound Healing, Infection, Chronic Wound, Diabetic Ulcer, Electrotherapy, Electrical Stimulation

Advanced Wound Healing:
SIS machine W200 model

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We can treat many kinds of wounds:

We can treat:

  • Non-healing wounds
  • Chronic wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Open wounds
  • Surgical wounds (infected)

How does the treatment work? 

Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers.

There are 3 repeating stages of wound healing stimulation, shown in the diagram below:

Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers

Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers

STAGE 1

Silver ions are delivered to the wound for fast treatment or prevention of infection.

STAGE 2

A wound self-generates an electric field, which acts as the major, ‘bioelectric’ controller of wound healing. The equipment measures this electric field in real-time, and continuously supplements or replaces it as necessary. By this method, the stimulation is individualized to each wound, and can start or speed up the wound healing process.

STAGE 3

The electro-stimulator again delivers silver ions to the wound, in a patented method that stimulates the modification of cells involved in the inflammatory process into cells with many of the regrowth abilities of ‘stem cells’. These newly modified ‘stem cells’ help regenerate damaged tissue, and reduce scar tissue formation.

Wound Healing, Infected Wound, Chronic Wound, Non-Healing, Ulcers

How do we apply the treatment?

The portable SIS machine wound healing equipment includes silver-nylon cloth electrodes, which attach to the body next to the wound.

Treatment is painless and non-invasive. This is a non contact treatment. We do not need to apply the stimulation electrodes directly onto the wound.

You take home the equipment for continuous application over a period of time. You are given full instructions for simple application and monitoring of the equipment. Alternatively, you can receive a series of treatment sessions at the Clinic.


 

TYPES OF CHRONIC, NON-HEALING WOUNDS AND COMPLICATING FACTORS IN WOUND HEALING

Chronic wounds are defined as those that have not healed normally within a few weeks (usually assessed as 4-8 weeks).

Some pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, chronic vascular disease, compromised immunity and infection can make it much harder for wounds to heal.

Diabetic Leg and Foot Ulcers

Often have slow and high non-healing rates. In the USA, nearly fifty percent of all non-healing diabetic ulcers result in death within five years of diagnosis. High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can damage nerves and lead to poor blood circulation, so that nutrients and other blood-carried components cannot be delivered to the repairing tissues. These systemic impairments make it much harder for wounds to heal, and harder for the immune system to deal with wound infections. Inadequate nutrition systemically and in the microenvironments of the ulcer can also be co-factor problems for diabetic ulcer healing.

There are increased risk of:

  • Beginning from very small skin wounds
  • Mixed infection: Fungal infections, viral Infections, bacterial infections
  • Gangrene (because of lack of blood supply, cells and tissues die)
  • Pain (called, ‘neuropathic’ type pain, or ‘neuropathy’). This condition also creates numbness and a greater risk that small trauma wounds or cuts are not felt and so become easily infected when left untreated.
  • Need for amputation.

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Located in the lower legs. When the valves (and or surrounding muscles) in the deeper veins in the legs are not functioning adequately, blood is not transported sufficiently back up the leg towards the heart. Uncontrolled swelling can result, which can lead to regional pain, a heavy feeling in the legs, and ulceration.

There are increased risks of:

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Weeping of the ulcer
  • Hardening of the tissues around the ulcer
  • Blood clots

Arterial Ulcers

These wounds are caused by problems of blood delivery from the heart to the lower legs, usually to their extremities from the ankles to the ends of the toes. The cause of the arterial insufficiency can be acute or chronic.

There are increased risks of:

  • Mixed infection: Fungal infections, viral Infections, bacterial infections
  • Need for amputation

Trauma Wounds

These wounds are a result of some mechanical injury, many types of burn, and from radiation. The tissue of the skin or deeper lays of tissue are damaged, destroyed or removed by the trauma. If the trauma that the body suffers is more widespread such that it also damages internal organs or other body systems, then these injuries can also affect the delivery and flow of blood and lymph, either creating an ulceration, or making the coincidental, mechanical, burn or radiation-caused trauma wound, harder to heal. Wound infection also becomes a greater risk.

Post-Surgical Wounds

All surgical knife cuts are wounds. Wounding the body always has some risk of consequential infection. Surgical wounds often develop very soon after and up to a month after surgery.

Symptoms include:

  • Raised surrounding skin with redness
  • Strong pain
  • Swelling
  • Discharge (exudate)
  • Sometimes a distinctive smell

Pressure Ulcers or “Bedsores”

Mostly, chiefly mechanically caused by prolonged lying or sitting, often during illness and hospitalization. These wounds usually develop around the external bony prominences of the body:

  • Bones of the pelvis
  • Ankles
  • Shoulders
  • Knees,
  • Elbows,
  • Heels
  • Back of the head

Malignant Wounds

These wounds are when neoplastic processes (tumors) grow outwards and break the skin layers, resulting in an open wound.

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection

A much rarer type of wound caused by an over-burden of bacteria in the layers of the skin or in the tissues deeper that the skin. The bacteria that are present in a necrotizing infection include: Enterococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and Escherichia coli. Can also be casued by some insect bites.

Increased risk of:

  • Rapid onset life-threatening condition
  • Gross destruction of surrounding skin, muscle and other soft tissues.