… or the battle against wound bacteria.
The main requirements for wound healing are a sufficient blood circulation at the wound and reducing and controlling its wound bacteria. For any bacteria, wounds are a preferred playground. In the right environment bacteria can double in quantity every 20-30 minutes. As long as proliferation of bacteria is not under control, wounds won’t heal.
If the immunity system of a patient is strong enough and /or the wound bacteria are not antibiotic resistant a good debridement and traditional wound treatment including an oral / systemic intake of antibiotics are "doing the job”.
As statistics show, around 70% of wounds are being healed within the first 180 days. However, the remaining “hard-to heal” wounds can´t be treated with antibiotics in the traditional way either due to the immunity system of the affected person not being strong enough and / or the bacteria being antibiotic resistant.
Evidence for this is 2-4 million chronic wounds in Germany alone, with around 20% of wounds being older than 2 years.
It uses a completely different strategy to defeat wound bacteria.
As it turns out, it is more efficient to physically adsorb bacteria and hinder bacteria from growing through a topic (local) treatment with our silica based sorbent Pathelen® than to systemically treat wounds with antibiotics in order to destroy wound bacteria.
In addition . . .
typical side effects of wound infections such as pain, odor, and exudates will be reduced or completely resolved within days due to the adsorption of toxic substances and a reduced level of necrotic tissue in the wound.
As a result PAWT not only accelerates wound healing and succeeds to heal even “hard-to-heal” wounds by keeping wound bacteria under control but also significantly improves the quality of life for our patients.