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ARTERIAL LEG ULCER

70-year old female patient with an infected arterial ulcer (styphylokokkus epidermis), diabetes mellitus

  PREVIOUS TREATMENT

Healing by secondary intention with antiseptic products and silver dressings for 6 weeks without improvement of the wound condition.

  TREATMENT WITH 

Wound cleansing with saline solution, application of   and wound coverage with a protective wound contact layer and a non-woven gauze. Due to severe pain, a protective wound contact layer was used under the non- woven gauze in order to be 100% sure that the gauze does not adhere to the wound.

  RESULT

Wound closure within 75 days.

CONCLUSION HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

Dr. F. Castrignano, MD, Italy

 supports the autolytic debridement, which is especially helpful for patients that are very pain-sensitive. A vast solution of the brinous core was observable within 2 weeks. Thereafter, a strong induction of granulation tissue growth was visible, which resulted in complete wound closure without complications. It was very helpful that the patient was able to perform dressing changes between the visits herself.”

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