James McGuire DPM, LPT, LPED, FAPWHC, Director at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing, Philadelphia, presented patient case reports and the results he obtained with 3C Patch® on different types of wounds, chronic and acute, at the Innovations in Wound Healing Conference, December 11-13, 2020.
What is the mechanism of action of 3C Patch® on different types of wounds
“Our bodies are designed to heal themselves …the 3C Patch® concentrates the growth factors, cytokines, and the things that the wound needs to heal itself. 3C Patch® is a completely autologous product, meaning that we are using our own bodies and our own tissue, in conjunction with an innovative system to maximize the healing potential of the human body.” James McGuire, DPM
3C Patch® is a point of care regenerative medicine platform, and according to Dr. McGuire “any time the body needs a boost, you can use the 3C Patch® System to create a graft quickly, and apply it to a patient that needs that little extra to heal”.
Guidelines and advice on using 3C Patch® on different types of wounds
- Cleanse the wound bed thoroughly with low concentration HOCI before and after debridement
- Debride the wound to bleeding and achieve hemostasis before 3C Patch® is applied
- Light bleeding will be controlled by the application of the patch
- Consider fenestration to allow for drainage from under the patch and to increase the surface area of application
- Secure the 3C Patch® to the wound with steri-strips, sutures, or staples
- Apply a HOCI hydrogel to maintain a moist environment
- Consider from week to week if 3C Patch® is effective and if a repeat application is warranted – an effect can usually be seen after 3 treatments
- Secondary dressing change frequency depends on exudate (typically decreases after a few weeks of treatment)
- Use the provided non-adherent primary dressing that allows for drainage from the wound site and allows for the secondary dressing to be changed without disturbing the 3C Patch®
- In most patients, pain reduction will be observed
Clinical applications of 3C Patch® on different types of wounds
In his presentation, Dr. McGuire details the specifics of different types of wounds he treated with 3C Patch®: chronic wound due to ill-fitted prosthesis, lateral pressure ulcer complicated by venous disease, wound after incision dehiscence following surgery for an Achille’s tendon rupture, lateral ankle foot ulcers on both legs, diabetic foot ulcer after 2nd MET Head resection for osteomyelitis, and an acute wound after excision of a large pyogenic granuloma in type I DM.
See the full presentation below
The presentation was part of a Scientific Symposium held during the Innovations in Wound Healing Conference, December 2020, and is directed towards healthcare professionals in the wound care field. If you have patients suffering from chronic and acute wounds, this information might be of educational interest.
The presentation first went live on the 12th of December 2020. It lasts for approximately 17 minutes and discusses guidelines for using the 3C Patch® treatment, as well as the results obtained with 3C Patch® on different types of wounds.
See the full presentation below, and feel free to contact us if you have additional questions about the 3C Patch® Technology.