Case Study: Category 4 pressure ulcer 

Overview

An 83-year-old female presented with a category 4 pressure ulcer to the sacrum, of unknown duration. 

Initial assessment

At initial assessment the wound was assessed as being ‘static’, with 90% slough and 10% granulation to wound bed. The wound measured 4cm x 4cm with unknown depth.

The periwound skin was inflamed with erythema present and osteomyelitis was suspected.

 

Method

MaxioCel was commenced with treatment objectives of autolytic debridement and promotion of healing. 

Results

Within 7 days use of MaxioCel, slough had reduced to 50% and granulation increased to 50%. An improvement in periwound skin condition was observed.

By the end of the evaluation period at 14 days, slough had further reduced to 10% and granulation increased to 90%.

Conclusion

Within 2 weeks use of MaxioCel, treatment objectives of autolytic debridement and promotion of healing were achieved.

Additionally, periwound skin condition improved from ‘inflamed’ to ‘healthy’ and patient pain level reduced from 8 to 5, increasing patient comfort. 

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‘Within 14 days, slough reduced to 10% and granulation increased to 90%.’


Patient pain level reduced from 8 to 5, increasing patient comfort.

References

Chronic Wound Debridement in an Acute Setting to Facilitate Improved Management Objectives Utilising Bioactive Microfibre Gelling (BMG™) Technology