The use of superoxidized aqueous solution versus saline as a replacement solution in the versajet lavage system in chronic diabetic foot ulcers: A pilot study

Frank L. Bowling, Ryan T. Crews, Eleanna Salgami, David G. Armstrong, Andrew J.M. Boulton

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Abstract

Background: The removal of necrotic tissue from chronic wounds is required for wound healing to occur. Hydrodebridement (jet lavage) and superoxidized aqueous solution have been independently used for debriding wounds. We sought to investigate the use of superoxidized aqueous solution with a jet lavage system. Methods: Twenty patients with diabetic foot ulcers were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive jet lavage debridement with either superoxidized aqueous solution or standard saline weekly. Results: There was no significant difference between the two treatments in the reduction of bacterial load or wound size in 4 weeks. No adverse reactions were reported for either treatment. Conclusions: The use of superoxidized aqueous solution for jet lavage debridement seemed to be as safe and effective as saline. Future investigations should concentrate on whether superoxidized aqueous solution may reduce the bacterial air contamination associated with hydrodebridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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