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Table 1 The table displays a summary of wound characteristics in sixteen patients, for which the hydrosurgery system was used for debridement, including the final reconstructive surgery.

From: Experiences with waterjet hydrosurgery system in wound debridement

Patients and age (yrs) Wound Site Wound Size (cm) Etiology Power setting Reconstruction
P1:44 (m) Lt Leg 10 × 15 Venous stasis 3 STSG
P2:42 (f) Lt hand 8 × 8 Burn 3 and 2 Thick STSG
P3:43 (f) Lt temporo-parietal scalp 4 × 6 Traumatic 5 Rotational scalp flap
P4:50 (f) Lt elbow 5 × 7 Traumatic 5 Lateral arm island flap
P5:35 (f) Rt distal thigh and poplitea, 15 × 25 Traumatic 6 and 5 Medial Gastrocnemius muscle flap and STSG
P6:48 (m) Sacral-ischial 10 × 10 Pressure sore 9 and 8 V.A.C.
P7:44 (f) Lt distal leg 6 × 10 Traumatic 6 STSG
P8: 55 (m) Rt distal leg and foot dorsum 10 × 25 Venous stasis 4 and 3 STSG
P9:30 (m) Lt thigh 10 × 30 Necrotizing fasciitis after shooter's abscess 5 STSG
P 10: 26 (f) Lt medial arm 6 × 9 Traumatic 3 STSG
P 11: 42 (m) Lt leg 5 × 5 Traumatic 3 STSG
P 12: 53 (m) Rt thigh 30 × 30 Traumatic 5 and 4 STSG
P 13: 54 (m) Lt above knee amputation stump 10 × 15 Traumatic 4 Free Latissimus Dorsi musle flap
P 14: 18 (m) Lt foot dorsum 3 × 9 Traumatic 4 STSG
P 15: 42 (m) Lt leg 10 × 30 Necrotizing fasciitis (Diabetic) 6 STSG
  1. (P: Patient, m: male, f: female, Lt: Left, Rt: Right, STSG: Split-thickness skin grafting, V.A.C.: Vacuum assisted closure).