BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasonic debridement at low frequency comparing with surgical one after local anesthesia and, consequently, homely feasibility, by nursing staff too. METHODS: Fifty patients with active venous ulcers present for 3 to 12 months with fibrinous bed were enrolled and divided at random in two groups of 25 patients. In the study group we performed an ultrasonic debridement, while in the control group a classic surgical treatment, both after local anesthesia with prilocaine 2% + lidocaine 2% cream for 20 minutes. The same ultrasonic parameters were utilized for all cases: low sweet, power, vibration and irrigation flow. Ultrasonic debridement consists in two phase: in the first we treated lesion edge for 2 minutes with the back of the handpiece for anesthetic reason, while in the second we treated the fibrinous bed. Debridement pain were evaluated with Visual Analogical Scale. RESULTS: Good debridement was reached in all cases of the study group, while in the surgical group was only in 80% the cases (20/25). In 5 cases debridement were interrupted for pain. Study group VAS was 1.52 points, while control group VAS was 3.2 points. Oral analgesic drugs needed in the first 24 hours only after surgical debridement. It did not need to modify ultrasonic parameters. No hemorrhagic complications were registered. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasonic debridement demonstrated to be efficacy to clean ulcers’ bed without pain, much to be used in home management and by nursing staff too.
|Titolo:||Ultrasonic debridement: Efficacy and homely feasibility|
|Citazione:||Mancini, S., Mariani, F., & Botta, G. (2018). Ultrasonic debridement: Efficacy and homely feasibility. ACTA PHLEBOLOGICA, 19(1), 28-32.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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