Qoustic Wound Therapy System™

The Qoustic Wound Therapy System™, patented and patent pending, uses ultrasonic energy for the selective dissection and fragmentation of tissues, wound debridement (acute and chronic wounds, burns, diseased or necrotic tissue) and cleansing saline irrigation of the site for the removal of debris, exudates, fragments, and other matter. Not only does the Qoustic Wound Therapy System™ provide a superior debriding process, but it also allows for more control over the procedure. The unique domed shape of the Qoustic Qurette™ significantly advances state-of-the-art technology by permitting controlled volumetric removal of unwanted tissue while focusing ultrasonic energy directly on the area of the wound being treated.

The Qoustic Wound Therapy System™ allows:

  • Selective, precise, and gentle fragmentation of soft and hard tissues
  • Preservation of healthy tissue through ultrasonic separation of damaged tissue
  • Cleansing of the wound area with less pressure and pain
  • Reduction of splash created by residuals of sharp debridement and saline wash
  • Improvement in granulation of treated tissue
  • Stable delivery of ultrasound energy during procedure

Recommended Treatment

This process is directed for single (1) treatment, and total recommended treatment shall be no more than three (3) times per week; typically treatment regimen is approximately two (2) weeks or more, depending on the size and nature/condition of the treated area as well as other subject dependent factors, but may be prescribed longer on the order of a physician. 

Basic Information

  • This product has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the United States. Cleared indications for use (K062544)
    • Selective dissection and fragmentation of tissue, wound debridement (acute and chronic wounds, burns, diseased or necrotic tissue), and cleansing irrigation of the site for the removal of debris, exudates, fragments, and other matter.
  • This product has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the United States. Cleared indications for use (K131096)
    • Selective and non-selective dissection and fragmentation of soft and/or hard tissue
    • Surgical, excisional or sharp-edge wound debridement (acute and chronic wounds, burns) for the removal of nonviable tissue including but not limited to diseased tissue, necrotic tissue, slough and eschar, fibrin, tissue exudates, bacteria and other matter
    • Site cleansing irrigation and lavage of wound tissue (acute and chronic wounds, burns, diseased or necrotic tissue)
    • Contact and/or non-contact maintenance debridement for the removal of debris, exudates, fragments, bacteria, slough, fibrin, excised or fragmented tissue, and other matter
    • Preparing the wound bed for graft or other subsequent procedures using contact and/or non-contact techniques to achieve wound debridement
    • It is prescribed for patient population of any age with one or more wounds and/or that may also exhibit Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
  • Ideal for
    • Wound Management
    • Treating specific types of wounds including:
      • Diabetic foot ulcers
      • Pressure ulcers
      • Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
      • Arterial Wounds
      • Compromised Surgical Wounds
      • Burns
      • Osteomyelitis
      • Fistulas
      • Infected, Eczematous, Ulcerated or Devitalized Skin

Cleaning Solutions

The Qoustic Wound Therapy System™ can be used with the following irrigation (lavage) fluids:
  • Sterile 0.9% saline (which is widely available for purchase from medical suppliers)
  • Sterile de-ionized water
  • Vashe™ Wound Cleanser solution (which is produced from PuriCore’s Vashe™ Generator)
  • Other solutions approved for wound therapy or debridement
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    Specifications

    • Generator power source: 90-264~, 2.5A, 50-60Hz
    • Converter Power Output: <140 watts
    • Amplitude: 0 – 75 μm
    • Frequency: 35kHz (±2kHz)
    • Storage Temperature: -20 to 50°C at a maximum relative humidity of 90% (non-condensing)
    • Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C at a maximum relative humidity of 90% (non-condensing)
    • Weight:
      Generator: 13.5 lbs (6.1kg) [AR1000B];
      Handheld Applicator: 13.5 oz (0.4kg) [AR1000] / 11.5 oz (0.3kg) [AR1000D]
    • Dimensions:
      Generator: 15.50 in (W) x 14.25 in (D) x 5.25 in (H);
      Handheld Applicator: 9 in x 1.4 in (Ø)

    Hand piece

    The hand piece is fully redesiged and now autoclavable. This enable faster turn-around time between patient uses. The curette design is unique because it has an elliptical dome shape, from which the ultrasound is emitted and focused. You start the process by hovering over the wound with the Qoustic Qurette. The hand piece has been calibrated to create a stable cavitation field, which helps to separate necrotic tissue from healthy tissue. After that, it is easy to scrape away any biofilm or necrotic tissue.  

     

    AR1000 Series Generator

    The Qoustic Wound Treatment System (QWTS) uses ultrasound technology in the sharp debridement process to clean wounds of necrotic tissue. The device is made up of three core parts: the signal generator, the hand tool, and the disposable tubing. The signal generator is the core of the device and generates the ultrasound signal to the hand tool.  

     

    Qoustic Wound Therapy System™

      This device has been used to treat chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, burns, and other highly complex wounds. This system is being used by The Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed Military Medical Center, John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, and Baylor University Medical Center. 

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    Coding and Payment

    Coding & Payment Quick Reference Select Wound Care Procedures

    The Qoustic Wound Therapy System™ is indicated for producing and delivering low frequency ultrasound used to promote wound healing via: 

    • Selective and non-selective dissection and fragmentation of soft and/or hard tissue 
    • Surgical, excisional or sharp-edge wound debridement (acute and chronic wounds, burns) for the removal of nonviable tissue including but not limited to diseased tissue, necrotic tissue, slough and eschar, brin, tissue exudates, bacteria and other matter 
    • Site cleansing irrigation and lavage of wound tissue (acute and chronic wounds, burns, diseased or necrotic tissue) 
    • Contact and/or non-contact maintenance debridement for the removal of debris, exudates, fragments, bacteria, slough, brin, excised or fragmented tissue, and other matter 
    • Preparing the wound bed for graft or other subsequent procedures using contact and/or non-contact techniques to achieve wound debridement Medical Billing Codes for QWTS Surgical Debridement 

    It is prescribed for patient population of any age with one or more wounds and/or that may also exhibit Diabetes Mellitus (DM).*

    *FDA 510(k) clearances K062544, dated January 3, 2007 and revised July 2, 2009, and K131096, dated May 16, 2014. 

    Testimonial

    “Qoustic Wound Therapy System™ was a life-saver for me.”

    I was hospitalized in March for 10 days to reverse a progressive circulation problem in my right hand. The tips of my fingers were not receiving enough blood and started to become necrotic. While the hospital medication was able to reverse the trend, I was released from the hospital with no instruction on how to manage the necrotic wounds on the ends of my fingers. As the weeks progressed the nerve pain in my right hand and fingers became more and more intense and was unmanageable even using prescribed pain medication. I was referred to your system by Master Chunyi Lin and discovered that while Mayo Clinic has used the system successfully for over two years no other hospital in Minnesota had your system in place. However, Regions Hospital in St. Paul was in the process of purchasing the product and I got on their list before they even were trained. At that point I had waited three weeks and experienced intense pain on a daily basis. After my first treatment the pain was reduced by 50% and by the second treatment it was reduced by a total of 70%. I had a number of treatments and experienced my pain diminish in additional increments and my wounds heal more quickly after each session. It was a godsend for me and made my life manageable from a pain standpoint as my wounds healed. I looked forward to every session and was so grateful that Regions Hospital added this tool to their wound care. Any medical institution interested in truly helping their patients with wounds needs to have one of these machines. Thank you. 

    Thank you. Thank you. And my best to your company for all the help I was given.