About four million people in Germany suffer from bad or non healing wounds. Most important for a good wound healing is a good sufficient supply with oxygen. A wound needs a good arterial inflow and a good venous outflow to deliver the oxygen into the wound and metabolites out of the wound tissue.
Conventional techniques like ultrasound and cuff systems do not allow the determination of perfusion pressure without artefacts due to medial artery calcification or edema.
A new device called O2C (oxygen to see) provides a technique for the artefact free determination of critical limb ischemia according to Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC), establishing a clear criteria for revascularisation. This criteria together with a measure of wound healing by a recording of oxygen metabolism in the wound bed is a solid basis for diagnosis of peripheral arterial diseases (PAD) and venous insufficiency (CVI). The O2C (oxygen to see) discriminates for arterial and venous related wounds by a functional objective test. Thus providing the ideal basis for an evidence based therapy also in ulcus cruris mixtum.
For further information contact
Dr. Alfons Krug
LEA Medizintechnik GmbH
D-35394 Giessen, Germany