Case Study: Necrotic Pressure Sore

A 35 year old female had a large necrotic pressure sore on her right ankle after she had been in a coma for two weeks. Nine days after the patient was discharged, the treatment with L-Mesitran Soft had started.

The goal was first to debride and support healing. Since the patient suffered increased pain sensitivity, the medical team decided to use L-Mesitran Soft. L-Mesitran Soft has 40% honey and as a result has less drawing effect (osmosis) than pure medical grade honey. In some cases, pure honey products can cause a stinging sensation.

On the first day of treatment, the large necrotic tissue on the right ankle was clearly visible and measured 2.5cm in diameter. The wound was treated with L-Mesitran Soft and covered with Melolin gauze. In only 6 days, the hard necrotic debris was weakened enough to be cut away, removing 80% by manual debridement. Once again, the wound was treated with L-Mesitran Soft and covered by a gauze.

By day 35, the wound showed healthy granulation tissue. During the treatment, the patient did not report any pain or discomfort. In 68 days, the wound decreased. No malodour or pain was reported. The wound closed almost completely in 4 months time.