Accurate wound assessment is essential when determining the treatment plan for a wound. And yet, studies have repeatedly demonstrated the unreliability of clinical signs and symptoms for detecting wounds with uncontrolled bacterial burden and infection.1,2 Gold-standard microbiological confirmation to determine bacterial presence delays treatment by at least 24 hours and is prone to sampling errors. Use of the MolecuLight i:X to image for bacterial fluorescence, in conjunction with clinical signs and symptoms, adds an additional, bacterial-specific piece of information that can be captured and considered at the patient’s bedside prior to prescribing a treatment plan.
Real-Time Detection of Asymptomatic Bioburden in Wounds
Use of the MolecuLight i:X to image for bacterial fluorescence, in conjunction with clinical signs & symptoms, adds an additional bacterial-specific piece of information that can be captured and considered in real-time.
Digital Measurement of Wound Area, Length, Width and Depth
The MolecuLight i:X’s easy-to-use tool for performing digital wound area measurement and documentation allows clinicians to digitally measure a wound, save the measurement, save the image of the wound with a fluorescence image of bacterial presence, save location and load and allow access to the image longitudinally to assess wound healing.
Takes the guesswork out of Infection!
Of all surgical wounds, the highest rate of surgical site infection occurs with lower limb amputations.1 Infection complications include rupture of the suture line, cellulitis, delayed healing and further surgery. It is vital to aggressively monitor amputation wounds for clinical signs and symptoms of infection.