Thermal burn

The 59-year-old patient was hospitalized with a two-week-old thermal full thickness burn on the right thigh and shank, 4%, degree ІІІ B. The state of the patient was moderate, body temperature 38.5°С, the whole surface of the skin and subcutaneous basis in the affected area was necrotized with…

What is debridement? And what types of debridement exist?

Debridement is the process of removal of non-viable tissue (necrosis) and foreign material, e.g. sand, from a wound to expose healthy tissue. A wound containing necrotic tissue cannot heal. Necrotic tissue provides an ideal growth medium for bacteria.   There are five major techniques of debridement: Autolytic debridement:…

How does MPPT work (MoA)?

MPPT works in three steps: Absorption, Pumping by capillary forces and Evaporation. The Exudate is absorbed into the MPPT micropore particles. These are highly porous and the pores (or capillaries) are interconnected. The capillaries work as a battery of small individual pumps that by means of capillary forces…

Does MPPT work on an infected and/or a necrotic wound?

Yes. Procedure: If the wound contains infection and/or necrosis, remove as much pus and slough as possible using water and a moist swab. If the use of an antiseptic is necessary, 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is preferable. The use of H2O2 is contraindicated in very deep or large…

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