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Ultramist® Wound Care Advantages

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC
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     Patients who suffer with chronic wounds from vascular disease, diabetes and neuropathy live in constant fear…. And they should! Every minute that goes by with a stagnating wound is one step closer to losing a limb. Statistics show with standard wound care, patients still have a 32% chance of amputation. This is why choosing Solutions Wound Care for treatment is important. We combine regenerative medicine products with other advanced therapies to both promote new tissue growth and speed the healing process. Ultramist® therapy for example, has been shown to significantly improve numerous important aspects involved in healing a chronic wound. Keep reading to learn more about this natural, non-invasive method of debriding and why we try to use it on as many wound care patients as possible….

     Ultramist® is a low energy ultrasound-generated mist therapy that helps cleanse and debride chronic wounds. It can be used on nearly any wound that’s open and also cellulitis. Keeping a chronic wound that won’t close clean is crucial to staving off infection. The Ultramist® is a great tool for cleaning but also has some other terrific advantages for slow healing wounds! It has been widely studied including the Mayo Clinic and shown to improve healing by stimulating several other essential components to healing.

     Chronic wounds from diabetes, neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease need as much blood flow as possible, as this is what they’re lacking and the very reason the wound cannot heal. Ultramist® improves vasodilation and profusion of nutrients to the wound bed. It has also been shown to stimulate angiogenesis as well as reduce the chance of infection. Ultramist® therapy can reduce a wide range of bacteria including the most difficult to treat: VRE, MRSA, Acinetobacter, E. coli. (1-6.)

     At Solutions Wound Care, we try to use the Ultramist® as often as possible for patients with slow healing wounds. We love it because it offers a terrific advantage in healing time while also addressing the cause of the problem. For more information about our regenerative medicine program for wound care, check out this page.

References:

  1. Liedl DA, Kavros SJ. The effect of mist ultra-sound transport technology on cutaneous microcirculatory blood flow. Abstract. SAWC, 2001.
  2. Honaker J, Forston M. Adjunctive use of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound for treatment of suspected deep tissue injury: a case series. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2011;38(4):394-403.
  3. Honaker JS, Forston MR, Davis EA, Wiesner MM, Morgan JA. Effects of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound on healing of suspected deep tissue injury. Int Wound J. 2013;10(1):65-72.
  4. Thawer HA, Houghton PE. Effects of ultrasound delivered through a mist of saline to wounds in mice with diabetes mellitus. J Wound Care. 2004;13(5):1-6.
  5. Kavros SJ, Schenck EC. Use of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound in the treatment of chronic foot and leg ulcerations. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2007;97(2):95-101.
  6. Serena T, Lee SK, Lam K, Attar P, Meneses P, Ennis W. The impact of noncontact, nonthermal, low-frequency ultrasound on bacterial counts in experimental and chronic wounds. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2009;55(1):22-30.



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