The WoundShieldTM is a diabetic wound care medical device to rapidly heal acute and chronic lesions or ulcers such as those found in diabetes patients.
Why is diabetic wound care very important?
Patients suffering from diabetes often suffer from chronic foot ulcers which need to be treated quickly and not allowed to fester. It is extremely important to heal these diabetic wounds rapidly, before they are given the chance to become serious and potentially lead to gangrene and limb amputations, a known complication in Type I & Type II diabetes patients. By ensuring the wound is treated rapidly and allowing the diabetic tissue to heal, complications from diabetic foot ulcers are significantly reduced.
Other types of patients benefiting from the WoundShield are bed-ridden or wheelchair patients having bed sores or pressure sores. It will also heal surgical lesions and hard-to-heal wounds that refuse to heal for whatever reason.
NanoVibronix’ patented technology creates a low-frequency therapeutic ultrasound device comprising a disposable therapeutic ultrasound transducer, incorporated into a disposable patch placed adjacent to the wound. It is a portable, wearable, light-weight, battery powered electronic unit that uses a disposable patch through which it delivers localized energy causing the tissue to heal rapidly.
The WoundShield works by improving the local blood circulation to the wounded tissue, hence accelerating the healing process of acute and chronic wounds, even diabetic ulcers, as mentioned above. When used in combination with other well-known treatments, it enhances the treatment, such as topical drug delivery due to sonophoresis* and is synergistic with NPWT**.
The WoundShield device itself is a hands-free, extremely light-weight (71g), portable and very easy for home and clinic use. Due to its rapid healing properties, it alleviates pain caused by the wound and its surrounding area.
* Sonophoresis is a process that exponentially increases the absorption of semisolid topical compounds, usually consisting of hydrophilic molecules and macromolecules, (transdermal delivery) into the epidermis, dermis and skin appendages.
** Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and to enhance the healing of second and third degree burns.