Encompass Healthcare and Wound Medicine

Ultrasonic Wound Debridement

Ultrasonic Wound Debridement is fast, safe and effective.

Ultrasonic debridement is performed by Dr. Bruce Ruben at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine

Ultrasonic debridement is performed by Dr. Bruce Ruben at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine

Ultrasonic wound debridement utilizes sound waves to break up and remove dead, necrotic tissue from a wound bed without damaging healthy surrounding tissue.

Advantages of ultrasonic assisted wound treatment (UAW): selective mode of action and efficient debridement

Ultrasonic assisted wound treatment is primarily based on the cavitation effect generated by low-frequency ultrasound. During the process, the ultrasound distinguishes between necrotic and healthy tissue. Necroses, damaged tissue and even biofilm formations are removed without any damage occurring to the healthy tissue.

This selective approach offers a range of advantages:

  • Return of the wound to an acute stage thereby promoting granulation
  • Existing granulation tissue is preserved
  • Avital tissue is detached and flushed out
  • Significant reduction of germs, even in biofilm formations that are difficult to access
  • Application in wound areas that are difficult to access e.g. fistula tracts
  • Less pain for patient

Cost-cutting effects

  • The use of UAW generates considerable cost savings
  • Effective wound cleaning reduces the number of debridements
  • Quicker initial sealing
  • Reduced use of analgesics as treatment is less painful
  • No surgical intervention necessary as the UAW reaches wound pockets and fistula tracts, etc., that are difficult to access.


    • Venous ulcers of venous and arterial origin
    • Diabetic foot syndrome
    • Decubitus ulcers (bedsores)
    • Infected acute wounds
    • Burns and scalds
    • Cleaning of septic wounds

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