Testimonials SonicOne O.R.
Our success in healing wounds can be attributed to the addition of the use of this innovative device in our facility. The ability to select from a variety of specialty tips allows us to address all wound shapes and sizes. We have been able to easily excise tissue and remove necrotic tissue, establishing a clean wound bed. In the past we would have used a scalpel, but now we can achieve better results with the added benefits of low frequency ultrasound which include less bleeding and bacteria control. In the case below, the patient had a large open wound with exposed tendon. The decision was made to send the patient to the OR for debridement using the SonicOne technology. During surgery, all of the necrotic tissue was easily removed, resulting in a clean wound bed. Immediately after the debridement a bioengineered skin substitute was easily applied. With continued care, the patient’s wound is on track to successfully heal.
Frank Aviles, PT, CWS, WCC, FACCWS, CLT
NEW YORK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
In many cases, when standard wound care does not produce the desired level of improvement, surgical debridement is required. The use of ultrasonic surgical debridement is an excellent option. It allows me to be very aggressive in the removal of non viable tissue within the wound bed. It also allows me to remove healthy tissue, as required, with minimal bleeding. Net result, a clean wound bed which is critical for many post debridement procedures, such as the application of a skin graft.
In the case below, the use of ultrasonic debridement was our last hope to save this patient’s foot. The use of ultrasound allowed me to be very controlled and precise during the debridement procedure, resulting in an incredible debridement which allowed me to apply a skin graft immediately post surgical debridement.
ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As a podiatrist and wound physician at the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at The Erie County Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Buffalo, NY, I frequently encounter wounds that require surgical debridement. One of my frustrations historically with the older hydro-therapy based technology that we once used, has been the difficulty in removing the necrotic tissue without sacrificing viable structures. Unlike the non-selective waterjet technologies for debridement, SonicOne is very selective and specific to different tissue types which means that we can now more safely debride away unhealthy and non-viable tissue while at the same time preserve vital structures and healthy tissue.
I have been using SonicOne for several months and am beyond pleased with its efficacy. SonicOne is ten steps above anything I have ever used for surgical debridement as it decreases operating time, does not damage healthy tissue, can effectively treat biofilms, and it seems to be less expensive than traditional methods of non-scalpel, sharp debridement.
Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine — Erie County Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics — University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Chief of the Podiatry Section of the Department of Orthopaedics — Kaleida Health System
Sports Medicine Institute — State University of New York at Buffalo
ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL SYSTEM
I have had over 30 years of experience in wound care at several university hospitals and wound centers and have used multiple techniques for wound debridement. Our clinical goal is to achieve specificity by removing, selectively, only tissues that are nonviable and to carry this out in an expeditious and in as non-hemorrhagic way as possible.
Our six month experience with the Misonix SonicOne OR has been most impressive. Clearly, it has specificity in removing only those tissues that appeared to be nonviable. It was very efficient in our experience with nearly 40 patients.
Finally, because of its precision, we were able to achieve wound closure much quicker utilizing this instrument over others. In addition, this method of debridement proved to be time efficient with minimal tissue trauma and blood loss. Faster healing and less time in the OR helps my patients’ outcomes and also reduces costs for the hospital. I recommend the SonicOne OR to any wound practitioner as it is clearly a superior instrument over its predecessors.
University of Kansas School of Medicine — Clinical Professor
University of Virginia School of Medicine — Clinical Professor
SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER
As a burn surgeon in an American Burn Association verified burn center, I have extensive experience in treating patients with third degree burns which require skin grafting. I have been using the SonicOne on third degree burns for about six months. It is great for debriding and excising granulation tissue and third degree areas with fine coagulum.
Compared with standard excision, SonicOne excision seems to have less blood loss, and lower transfusion requirements. It also improves operating time due to less time for hemostasis. Since the debridement tool has no blade, there is no chance for sharps injury in the operating room. Different debriding tools also allows for precise excision around delicate areas such as the face and hands.
Abraham Houng, MD FACS
Division of Burn Surgery
CLARA MAASS MEDICAL CENTER- BARNABAS HEALTH
It’s rare that I offer a letter of testimony for any new piece of medical equipment, but the SonicOne O.R. system from Misonix is one that I feel compelled to offer my complete endorsement. Six months ago, Barnabas Health of New Jersey, made an institutional change from an older wound debridement technology to the newer SonicOne O.R. system. Given my extensive clinical experience with the outgoing technology, my hospital administration had asked that I provide a rigorous evaluation of the Misonix system to assess whether it represented a significant enough advancement in surgical debridement to justify this institutional change over. With only having using the SonicOne O.R. for one day, it was absolutely clear that this was going to be a seismic change in the way we treat wounds going forward and, very soon after that, Barnabas Health brought the systems into our operating rooms. Unique to the ultrasonic SonicOne O.R. system is the tissue specific nature of the debridement; it removes necrotic tissue, but knows to leave the healthy tissue undisturbed. This makes it not only more effective, but also safer for vital structures like nerves, vessels and tendons which frequently get sacrificed with alternative methods of debridement. Of additional benefit is the cavitation effect from the ultrasound and its ability to provide an antibacterial effect, which can kill biofilms. Anything that can assist in decreasing biofilms will have immediate implications in the number of serial debridements requires to heal wounds and this is really an important improvement both clinically and economically. Lastly, and perhaps most unique, is the system’s ability to not only debride soft tissue, but it has a series of hard tissue (bone) cutting elements that allow us to do a complete procedure with the system (hard and soft tissue) that we simply couldn’t do in the past with the older technology. This makes my time in the operating room more efficient and allows me to see more patients.
In summary, the SonicOne O.R. represents the most important advancement in wound debridement technologies, for the operating room, in recent years. In fact, we were so impressed with the SonicOne O.R., that we brought a sister product, SonicOne Plus, into our outpatient Wound Center as well. This is going to really make a difference in the efficiency in our clinical protocols and ultimately in the outcomes of our patients. My colleagues and I couldn’t be more impressed with how well this device has performed. It has exceeded all expectations and I anticipate this fast becoming a new standard of care.
Wayne Caputo, DPM