Journal articlesUse of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis The aetiology of chronic oedema is complex. Failure of the lymphatic system to transport fluid, protein, and

Use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis The aetiology of chronic oedema is complex. Failure of the lymphatic system to transport fluid, protein, and

18/09/13 | Assessment and diagnosis, Products, Service delivery, Skin integrity, Wellbeing and concordance | Lol Pidcock, Heather Jones

Use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis The aetiology of chronic oedema is complex. Failure of the lymphatic system to transport fluid, protein, and Moffat et al (2003) report that 1.33 people in every 1 000 of the UK population have chronic oedema, although the true prevalence is likely to be higher. Chronic oedema is often associated with a range of skin conditions, including hyperkeratosis. This article describes the use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to reduce hyperkeratosis on the legs of a 57-year-old man with a long-standing history of bilateral lymphovenous oedema. As part of an holistic care programme, the monofilament fibre debridement pad was found to quickly and effectively reduce hyperkeratosis.