The VERSAJET II system enables a surgeon to precisely select, excise and evacuate nonviable tissue, bacteria and contaminants from wounds, burns and soft tissue injuries. 1,2
As the handpiece travels tangentially over the soft tissue surface it creates a smooth wound bed while maximising dermal preservation. The tissue-preserving technique reduces time to closure which may reduce overall treatment costs. 1,3,6
- Reduced bacterial burden 6
- Preserves viable tissue 1,2,3
- Removes unwanted necrosis and debris 1,2,3
- Improved graft and synthetic dressing results 3,7
- Improved excision of contoured areas, web spaces and facial structures 3,4,5
- Minimized peripheral tissue damage 1,2,3
Health Economic Outcomes
- Reduced number of debridements 1,9
- Reduced healing time, compared to conventional methods 9
- Reduced operating room time 6,8
- Reduced repeat procedures 1,9
- Minimized cross contamination 5,11
- Reduced treatment cost 1
1 Granick MS et al, "Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a high-powered parallel waterjet for wound debridement", Wound Repair & Regeneration, 2006, 14, 394-397.
2 Granick MS et al, "Toward a common language; surgical wound bed preparation and debridement", Wound Repair & Regeneration, 2006, 14, S1-S10.
3 Cubison CS et al, "Dermal preservation using the VERSAJET◊ Hydrosurgery System for debridement of pediatric burns", Burns, 2006, 32, 714-720.
4 Klein MB et al, " The VERSAJET◊ Water Dissector: A new tool for tangential excision", Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation 2005, 26, 483-487.
5 Rennekampff HO et al, "Debridement of burn wounds with a water jet surgical tool", Burns, 2006, 32, 64-69.
6 Mosti G et al, "The Debridement of Chronic Leg Ulcers by Means of a New, Fluidjet - Based Device", Wounds, 2006, 18, 227-237.
7 McCardle JE, "VERSAJET◊ hydroscalpel: treatment of diabetic foot ulceration", British Journal of Nursing, 2006, 15, Tissue Viability Supplement.
8 McAleer, JP et al, "A Prospective Randomized Study Evaluating the Time Efficiency of the VERSAJET◊ Hydrosurgery System and Traditional Wound Debridement", 2005, Presented at ACFAS Conference. Data on File.
9 Paolo DL et al, "The use of VERSAJET◊ in the limb salvage following failure of minor amputation in diabetic foot", 2005, AIUC Meeting. Data on File.
10 Boyd JI, "High-Pressure Pulsatile Lavage Causes Soft Tissue Damage", Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2004, 427, 13-17.
11 Smith J, Minimal bacterial transfer during and following hydrosurgical debridement, poster presented at SAWC Florida 2010