Journal articlesStimulating granulating tissue in non-healing chronic wounds: the use of Kerraboot

Stimulating granulating tissue in non-healing chronic wounds: the use of Kerraboot

01/08/05 | Leg Ulcers, Products | SGE Barker, AR Aoliman, R Leigh

Foot and leg ulcers often show poor healing rates, with many patients having their ulcers for longer than a year (Cornwall et al, 1986). Recrudescence is a major problem (Callam et al, 1985). They represent a huge burden on the NHS and cause considerable distress to the patient. Kerraboot® is a new type of device for leg and foot ulcers which provides a completely different approach to existing dressing options. It is a non-contact, non-pressurised, boot-shaped dressing that completely surrounds the ulcer(s) on the leg or foot, creating an optimum wound healing environment (Ashton, 2004), that also allows free drainage of wound exudate away from the surface of the wound.