The indications for Versajet ® hydrosurgical debridement in burns

The indications for Versajet ® hydrosurgical debridement in burns Versajet® (Smith and Nephew) is a hydrosurgical debridement tool that has been used in the debridement of burns. Versajet® debridement is expensive and time consuming; therefore, clear indications for its use in burns surgery are needed. A review of the literature followed by a prospective trial of ten consecutive burns patients was carried out to ascertain the indications for the use of Versajet® debridement in our department. Versajet® made an excellent tool at lower settings for cleaning late presentation paediatric scalds, the debridement of mixed-depth burns to allow dermal preservation and the debridement and/or excision of all thickness burns in anatomically difficult areas. Three indications for the use of Versajet® in our unit were developed: cleaning of late-presentation paediatric scalds to allow the application of Biobrane®, dermal preservation in mid-dermal paediatric burns and debridement of anatomically difficult burns. Each of these three indications is illustrated photographically with case reports. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The indications for Versajet ® hydrosurgical debridement in burns

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