Dr. Marc Blatstein has used The Circulator Boot™ as a Method of Treatment that supports the core elements of wound therapy: increased blood supply, bacterial control, moisture and debridement. Along with other modes of treatment, surgical debridement of infected wounds, the use of antibiotic medications, along with home care, boot therapy may improve the blood supply and control the infection in patients with osteomyelitis and necrotizing cellulitis when standard methods of treatment are failing.
The Circulator Boot™, from Dr Marc Blatstein’s years of experience, with its end-diastolic timing of its leg compressions, (this FDA approved non-invasive technology) provides benefit in the prevention of leg amputation. Poor circulation and infection are the leading causes of 90,000 diabetic amputations that occur every year in the United States.
“A leg with poor arterial blood flow may be likened to a dirty sponge that is half wet. Squeezing such a sponge disseminates the water throughout the sponge. Soaking and wringing the water repeatedly from the sponge may help clean it. In like fashion, the heart monitor of the Circulator Boot™ is timed to allow each arterial pulse wave to enter the leg as best it can (to partially wet the leg “sponge”. Boot compressions provide a driving force to disseminate blood around the leg and at the same time press venous blood and excess tissue water from the leg. Patients with a pulse rate of 80 beats per minute might receive 4800 such compressions an hour. Patients with severe arterial leg disease might receive 100 such treatments or close to a half million compressions! Breakdown of clot, re-channelization of blocked vessels and the formation of new small vessels may help restore blood flow.”
For those who may be facing amputation, this may be an option. Dr Marc Blatstein recommends investigating The Circulator Boot™ as a Method of Treatment, via The Circulatory Boot Service at the Mayo Clinic; , or listening to Dr. Filip, MD.