Case study: Static traumatic wound (haematoma)

Patient history

64 year old female presented with a static traumatic wound to her left leg, of 2 week duration. The patient was a smoker, with no other co-morbidities to note.

Initial assessment

The wound measured 20cm in length by 12cm in width. The wound bed was 100% necrotic with very high levels of exudate. The periwound skin was dry and eczematous.

The patient recorded a pain level of 8 on VAS.

Previously, a super absorbent dressing and reduced compression had been used.

Method

MaxioCel 4 week evaluation commenced, with the aim to manage exudate and promote autolytic debridement.

Results

By conclusion of the 4 week evaluation period, great improvements were seen in this patient’s wound.

Necrotic tissue and slough had been removed, and wound had 70% granulation and 30% epithelialisation.

Periwound skin was healthy, and patients pain level had reduced from 8 to 3 on VAS.

 

Before and after images of treatment of haematoma with MaxioCel

Conclusion

Clinicians found MaxioCel easy to apply and to remove in one piece, and were impressed with its exudate handling capabilities.

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MaxioCel assisted with reducing pain for the patient as the dressing could be removed easily, atraumatically and in one piece. Good haemostatic properties for this traumatic wound / haematoma.

Joy Tickle - Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant

70%
granulation &
30%

epithelialisation in 4 weeks

References

A clinical case series: Evaluation of a Bioactive Microfibre Gelling (BMG™) dressing to support improved service delivery in the management of chronic wounds in a wound healing clinic, Joy Tickle, Wounds UK 2022