To Director Kalinin Y.K.
In February-March of 1998 in the orthopedic Department of the Republican hospital of the Ministry of health of Karelia with the consent of the patients was held the external application of carbon-shungite infusion (CSI) with pH value of 2.8-3.2 m on 12 patients with the following disorders:
Trophic ulcers of the shin – 6 patients
Osteomyelitis of the tibia – 5 patients
Purulent prepatellar bursitis – 1 patient.
The infusion was used in the following ways:
- a)Overlay of impregnated bandage for a day with subsequent replacement
- b)Overlay of impregnated bandages with additional soaking every three hours
- c)Three-hour applique with bandages changes every 30 minutes
- d)Washing of sinus tracts
- e)Washing of purulent boxes around the clock using flow-through aspiration system
The first experience of application of carbon-shungite infusion showed cleansing of wounds and ulcers from fibro–purulent raids, reduction of granulation tissue, and acceleration of marginal epithelization. Applying the method in combination with other therapeutic factors has achieved epithelialization of the ulcer in all patients treated. The erasure of osteomyelitis and purulent discharge reduction were noted. Five-day washing of pouch for purulent prepatellar bursitis in combination with antibiotics and immobilization quickly stopped purulent process and prevented the operation.
First experience of CSI applying gives positive results and confirms the required volume and testing methods with clinical entities expansion.
Deputy Chief Physician of the Republican hospital of surgery
Chief of trauma orthopedist