New device brings clarity to critical limb ischaemia

About 4 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 oxygen to the wound and remove metabolites from wound tissue. Due to medial artery calcification or oedema, conventional techniques such as ultrasound and cuff systems do not allow the determination of perfusion pressure without artefacts.
‘O2C (oxygen to see) is a new device that provides a technique for the artefact-free determination of critical limb ischaemia according to Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC), establishing a clear criteria for revascularisation,’ reports LEA Medizintechnik GmbH. ‘This criteria, together with a measure of wound healing by a recording of oxygen metabolism in the wound bed, is a solid basis for the diagnosis of peripheral arterial diseases (PAD) and venous insufficiency (CVI). The O2C discriminates for arterial and venous related wounds by a functional objective test. Thus it also provides the ideal basis for an evidence-based therapy in ulcus cruris mixtum.’

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