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Ultrasonic Debridement ,, Help with device needed

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by footdrcb, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. footdrcb

    footdrcb Active Member


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    I posted a thread , which was a youtube movie that showed an ultrasonic debridement device.
    I would appreciate it if anyone has ANY information on where to purchase them in australia .

    Has anyone used them , what are results after treament ?

    I would appreciate any information at all .

    Thanks colleagues.

    FDCB


    Episode 1 of OFFLOAD: Debridement of an Infected Diabetic Foot Wound
     
  2. thinkfeet

    thinkfeet Member

    Hi footdrcb,

    I have seen this used in Singapore at the NHU (National University Hospital). Im rusty on who to contact there, it has been some years... THey used this for large and deep wounds. THe typical pathology was DM. THis treatment was also used both coupled with surgical debridement and as a stand-alone treatment for debridement.

    REsults were pleasing with wounds reducing size from 30cm x 10-15cm x 4cm (deep) to about half this size in 4 weeks. THe treatment was for 1x weekly debriding until blood was present. THese patients were neuropathic.

    I know this sounds terrible, but you will need to prepare the room well...there is a lot of debris literally flying everywhere while using this machine.

    CHeers, Think FEet :)
     
  3. Tuckersm

    Tuckersm Well-Known Member

    MediGroup were the Australian distributor for one type of these, but I can't see it on their website any more.

    Southern Health, Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospital in Melbourne all have one, and at Southern, it is mainly used by the podiatrists.
     
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