8.IMPROVING PATIENT QUALITY OF LIFE

Summary

A patient with a large, malodorous and highly exudative venous leg ulcer of 15-months duration was treated with Accel-Heal.

Exudate and malodour reduced rapidly after therapy commenced, meaning the patient was confident to once again spend time with his family. The wound healed 12 weeks after commencing Accel-Heal therapy.

Before Accel-Heal

A 75-year-old patient had a 20-year history of Parkinson’s disease which caused reduced mobility.

Limb assessment showed signs of venous disease and normal ankle brachial pressure index, making him a suitable candidate for graduated high compression therapy.

Exudate and malodour reduced rapidly after therapy commenced, meaning the patient was confident to once again spend time with his family. The wound healed 12 weeks after commencing Accel-Heal therapy.

The patient had previously been treated with several advanced therapies and topical steroids. Despite this,
the wound measured approximately 8.5cm x 6cm. Exudate was heavy and malodourous, and he was receiving four times weekly dressings. The wound was not painful.

During treatment with Accel-Heal

The patient agreed to Accel Heal therapy in October 2017 and continued for 12 days, while standard care continued with high compression therapy and moist wound healing as per local protocol.

Results

Two weeks after starting therapy with Accel-Heal, the wound measured 5cm x 6.5cm. Exudate had significantly reduced with no malodour and required only twice weekly dressings.

The patient was able to see his grandchild, which was previously prevented because of the malodour.

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