Chronic wound
Chronic wound
Inactivation of bacteria and MREs, activation of wound healing.
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Quick, easy and mobile to use.
Akute Wunde
Acute wound:
Acceleration of wound healing.
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Surgical wounds:
Reduction of the risk of infection, avoidance of wound healing disorders.
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plasma care® – the device

The plasma care® is a handheld mobile medical device for wound treatment using cold atmospheric plasma. It is about the size and weight of a telephone receiver and has a battery capacity that is sufficient for around 120 treatments. It can therefore be used by outpatient wound specialists, but also in clinical and private practice.

In order to ensure sterile treatment of each individual patient and avoid cross-contamination, individually packaged sterile spacers are used in combination with the plasma care® device. The rule is: One spacer per patient and wound. The treatment area per wound area is 13 cm². For larger wounds, the spacer can be used up to 6 times within one treatment session (total area around 70 – 78 cm²). Subsequently, the spacer is no longer usable  and must be disposed of.

The advantages at a glance:

 Preventive after surgical interventions

 

Avoidance of wound  „wound healing disorders“

Acceleration of healing of  „Minor Wounds“

Explanatory videos

Wound treatment plasma care®

Commissioning and application of the plasma care®

Cleaning of the plasma care®

HOW DOES COLD PLASMA WORK IN WOUND TREATMENT?

Facts about CAP in wound treatment

Plasma care® uses cold plasma to inactivate bacteria including multi-resistant pathogens, viruses, fungi and spores. At the same time, it supports wound healing. Simple. Fast. Effectively. Free from allergies and side effects. 

What is cold plasma?

 Cold atmospheric plasma is a partially ionized gas at room temperature. During the energy supply, the so-called plasma cocktail is created. This is poison for bacteria, including multi-resistant pathogens, and stimulates cell division in healthy human cells.

If the cold plasma with a high proportion of reactive species encounters bacteria or multi-resistant pathogens (MREs), the cellular structures including DNA are destroyed and the bacterium inactivated.

Antibiotic allergies and intolerances do not affect this effect.

Orange colored multiple antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium - 3d illustration

The most important processes in the cell at a glance: How does plasma affect bacteria?

The effect is quite different in healthy human cells. In them, survival mechanisms are stimulated by the reactive species and cell division is activated.Die Ausschüttung von Zytokinen wird angeregt, die das gesunde Zellwachstum anregen.

  1. The formation of new vessels from already created blood vessels (angiogenesis) is promoted.
  2. The cell metabolism is stimulatet.

For the wound, this means a better blood supply and an overall more active healing process.


For the wound, this means an improved blood supply and overall more actice healing process?

For which wounds is cold plasma therapy suitable?

In principle, cold plasma therapy is suitable for all wounds, because KAP acts physically, i.e. regardless of the cause of the wound. It sets the body’s own processes in motion that support wound healing and lead to wound closure. An experienced wound manager can already see 2 – 3 treatments to see whether the wound responds to KAP therapy.

The wound treatment spectrum at a glance:

Course of treatment

Cold plasma therapy with plasma care® can be easily integrated into the wound treatment process. The preparation of the wound is a basic requirement for the success of the treatment:

Prior to every treatment with plasma care, a mechanical debridement of the wound is indispensable. Avital tissue an plaques should be removed. Debridement can be done mechanically, e.g., with the “sharp spoon or  a ring curette mor may even require surgical intervention.

Now the plasma care® is used. Afte treatment with plasma care, you may decide whether you apply an additional antiseptic to prolong the bacterial effect. After that, the wound is bandaged.

 

The usal routine for changing wound dressing can be maintained.

Wound treatment with plasma care® – 3:16 Min. Video

Important: A wound area must be treated for at least 60 seconds. If a wound is heavily contaminated, a wound area can be treated for up to 3 minutes.

Easy handling of the plasma care®

1.

Turn on the device via touch button.

2.

Attach spacer.

3.

Place the plasma care® on the wound.

4.

Start Teatment with the touch button (3 sec.).

5.

Hold the device in position on the wound, the device stops automatically after 60 sec.

6.

With larger wounds, repeat this process.

A spacer can be used 6 times whithin 10 min. during a treatment.

Important: Please do not switch of the device between the treatment steps. 

A training spacer is included in the scope of delivery for each device. Use this to familiarize yourself with the reaction time of the touch button and to internalize the processes for a larger wound. Pick up the training spacer well, you may want to demonstrate the device to a colleague without using a sterile spacer.

Case Reports - Chronic wounds

Plasma care® has already been successfully used in more than 30,000 wounds. A selection of case reports provides an initial overview. 

Do you have an interesting case that is not yet represented in our case reports?
Contact us at: anfrage@terraplasma-medical.com

Wound symptoms: post-operative wuond healing disorder

Patient: 77-year-old patient

Disease: Soft tissue trauma after car accident, flap plasty and split skin transplantation wound healing disorder
Concomitant disease: venous insufficiency, tendency to edema formation, heart failure
Treatment: Initially 2 x weekly for 1 min., then 1 x weekly, a total of 18 treatments in 10 weeks.

Result: Wound completely epithelialized after 10 weeks

Wound symptoms: diabetic foot syndrome

Patient: Obese 55-year-old patient

Disease: Diabetes mellitus type 2 / high blood pressure / lipid metabolism disorder / metabolic syndrome / dilated cardiomyopathy / chronic. Heart failure 

Initial situation: Partial amputation at the beginning of 2020 / Wound conditions problematic
Treatment: 1 x weekly, 1 minute, 7 weeks

Result: after 7 weeks wound area reduced to 90%

wound symptoms: Bedsores infected with P. aeruginos

patient: 64-year-old patient, requiring ventilation, obese

Disease: Pressure ulcer in the neck at contact point Ventilation mask, infected with P. aeruginos
Treatment: 2 minutes, in the first week daily - leads to a significant reduction in wound area. Then several times as needed 1 min.

Result: wound closure after 4 weeks

Wound symptoms: Charcot Foot

Patient: 64-year-old patient, obese

Disease: Diabetes mellitus type 2, for several months in treatment wg. plantarer
Pressure ulcerations
Treatment: 1 x weekly 1 min.

Result: complete healing after 5 weeks

Wound symptoms: Minor wounde – open bladder

Patient: 39-year-old patient, no diseases

Disease: Bladder at a pressure point in the ski boot
Treatment: 4 x 1 minute

Result: Reduction of wound area 70 % after 4 days with constant further pressure load

User testimonials

What experts say about the plasma care®

"I use plasma care® to support the treatment of therapy resistance, critical colonization of the wound or signs of infection.."
Christine Bertram
Wound Manager
"We use plasma care® in our practice for colonized and infected wounds, but also for acute injury wounds."
OÄ Dr. Elisabeth Lahnsteiner
General Practitioner, Wien
"We use plasma care® as a complementary therapy to support rapid wound healing and prevent infection."
Johannes Schwaiger
CEO Ellipsa, Regensburg

Quellen zum Thema Kaltplasma in der Medizin

van Welzen, A. et al. The Response and Tolerability of a Novel Cold Atmospheric Plasma Wound Dressing for the Healing of Split Skin Graft Donor Sites: A Controlled Pilot Study. Skin Pharmacol. Physiol. 1–9 (2021) doi:10.1159/000517524.

Heinlin, J. et al. Randomized placebo-controlled human pilot study of cold atmospheric argon plasma on skin graft donor sites. Wound Repair Regen. Off. Publ. Wound Heal. Soc. Eur. Tissue Repair Soc. 21, 800–807 (2013).

ContaCt & FAQ

Questions about cold plasma therapy

There are many questions about cold plasma therapy: Which bacteria does cold plasma affect? How long does the therapy last? …. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers for you here. You are also welcome to contact us directly.