Pulsed Lavage is generally used to suction and remove wound fragments or infected/bacteria containing mucus via irrigation.This method is commonly used in orthopaedic surgery, however; certain pulsatile devises are readily available at health shops.
Wounds that Pulsed Lavage may be used for
Burns which may be due to incorrect use of cauterizing equipment
Ulcers caused by increased pressure in the sinus cavities
Traumatic and surgical wounds
Equipment used for performing Pulsed Lavage
Squeeze or pour bottles, bulb syringes and piston syringes are commonly used.
Study reports show that Pulsatile Lavage utilizes greater pressure and can effectively penetrate the slimy bacteria layer, and reach untouchable areas. It is thereby more effective at cleaning and removing bacteria than non-pulsating nasal wash products such as:-
Medical reports show that positive pressure irrigation retains a larger volume of solution and irrigates the sinuses more consistently than other methods.
This method of wound cleansing is known by a variety of names such as: