What Newest Technology Is Effective in Chronic Wound Debridement?

Aside from diabetes, there are sources of other illnesses that can bring about chronic wounds. Persistent wounds can make people suffer a great deal. But there is now a silver lining of hope here, a new and promising micro waterjet machine technology is seen by medical and healthcare experts to help a lot in improving treatment and hastening up the wound healing process.  

These days, many of us are accustomed to seeing medical professionals taking advantage of sterile fluid in cleaning open and chronic wounds. But in the past, things were completely different in terms of how doctors and nurses would be handling wounds. Normally, we’d see them cutting away dead or infected tissues away with the use of a scalpel, they wound then dress up the open wound with highly absorptive tissues. There are even instances that they would resort to some radical methods like the use of the larvae of flies.  

Nonetheless, each of those methods they used in the past comes with their respective pros and cons, the upside and the downside. When you use a scalpel, for instance, one of the most inevitable risks that come with this technique is that you’d either cut away too little tissue or too much of it. 

In the past decades, medical engineers committed themselves to find and develop a more evolved form of wound debridement (wound cleaning) methods. One of which is a groundbreaking new approach, the micro water jet technology. This technology is very much similar to what is being used in waterjet glass cutting machines used by select manufacturing industries. 

This trailblazing equipment comes with a powerful pump that helps it in generating high-pressure water and directs this sterile fluid to the wound itself via a nozzle. This is reminiscent of the pressure washer that people are using when they need to eradicate moss growth in their garden or backyard flagstones but of lesser intensity. 

These pieces of equipment are designed with the patient in mind, to benefit them the most because their slow-healing or chronic wounds make them suffer intensely, consequently affecting the quality of their life. Such types of wound are likely to recover faster if the healing process will be relaunched, and this can be initiated first with a careful and thorough cleaning. 

The use of micro waterjet cut machine technology for the wound debridement process allows for proper cleaning and removal of damaged or infected tissues. The focused water jet will also simultaneously induce micro-bleeding. Hence, you can anticipate that it will further improve the outcome. 

This has been verified after research was conducted to over 90 patients. Each one of them is suffering from chronic wounds and thus were given micro water jet treatments for 3 years, and the results were astounding. Compared to other treatment methods, the time it took their wounds to heal was significantly reduced to around 30%.

Initially, it is inevitable for medical professionals not to have their reservations about it. But the moment that professional wound specialists get the hang of it, together with a good level of understanding of its pros and cons, they are likely to become very excited about the results of using this technology on the patients under their care, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.