Initially, debridement was intended as the removal of the bioburden from the wound bed and the treatment of the wound edges and the perilesional area.
However, already in 2008, experts suggested a systemic approach to the wound, which included, apart from removing debris from the wound bed and the perilesional area, also:
- The hydration of the perilesional area
- The hydration of the whole limb
In addition, debridement has to be repeated whenever the medication is changed (MAINTENANCE DEBRIDEMENT*). In fact, the chronic wound presents a number of microbiological and biochemical alterations that hinder or slow down the healing process, despite the apparently adequate conditions of the wound bed. Removal of necrotic tissue appears to be necessary during the entire course of treatment of the wound, even when the lesion appears to be in good condition.
So far, no product on the market was able to offer such a complete treatment. Today, UCS ™ Debridement is a simple, user-friendly and sterile Medical Device that allows the operator to properly perform both the traditional as well as the maintenance debridement of any chronic wound.
Source *Maintenance debridement in the treatment of difficult-to-heal chronic wounds. Recommendations of an expert panel. Falanga V1, Brem H, Ennis WJ, Wolcott R, Gould LJ, Ayello EA.