Advanced Treatment for Wounds

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

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

 

What types of wound can be treated?

Most wound types can be treated, including:

  • Non healing chronic wounds
  • Diabetic Leg and Foot ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Post-Surgical wounds (infected)
  • Trauma wounds (protection, sterilization)
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers (“bedsores”)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections

What wound healing equipment do we use?

From our extensive research and clinical experiences, we co-developed the W200 model dedicated wound healing silver iontophoresis electrical stimulator (SIS) device.

The W200 SIS machine is the world’s first real-time, smart wound healing electro-stimulator that delivers self-adaptive, individualized matching bioelectric wound healing stimulation.

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

This equipment has already saved whole limb amputations, and prevented many planned surgical wound interventions.

Read more about this wound healing equipment here [partner manufacturer’s website]

How do we apply the treatment?

The portable wound healing equipment includes cloth electrodes (pads), which attach to the body next to and behind the wound using standard fixative medical tape. Treatment is painless and non-invasive. This is a non-contact wound treatment: the stimulation pads do no touch the wound.

You take home the equipment for continuous application over a period of time. We give full instructions for application and monitoring of the equipment, with ongoing support as necessary. Alternatively, you can receive a series of treatment sessions at the Clinic.

How does the treatment work? 

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

There are 3 repeating stages of the electrical wound healing stimulation:

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

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

 

STAGE 1

The equipment delivers silver ‘ions’ to the wound for powerful treatment or prevention of infection.

STAGE 2

A wound self-generates an electric field. This electric field is the major, local bioelectric controller of wound healing. The equipment continuously measures the wound electric field in real-time, and boosts or replaces it, as necessary. In this way, the stimulation is continuously self-adaptive to the individual wound as it heals, 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 regrowth abilities like ‘stem cells’. These newly modified cells help regenerate damaged tissue, and reduce scar tissue formation, beyond the body’s normal abilities.

 


Further reading

Types of Chronic, Non Healing Wounds and Ulcers, and Complicating Factors in their Treatment and Healing

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

Chronic wounds are often 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 occur 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 caused by some insect bites.

There are increased risks of:

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

 

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This treatment can be tried if the (infected) wound has failed to be treated successfully or is persistent with conventional wound care, the patient has a history of allergic reactions to antibiotics or other prescribed pharmaceutical medications, or has chosen not to receive conventional antibiotic therapy.