Surgical site infections (SSIs) are still a severe complication after cardiac surgery with a mortality estimated range of up to 40% of cases. These post-operative wounds are generally associated with longer hospital stay and the delayed or inadequate therapeutic measures can lead to avoidable hospital costs for the healthcare system. The significant cost burden on the hospital for a single SSI case is €36,000. 1

It has already been shown that the Adtec SteriPlas is effective due to its increased penetration depth in SSIs to defeat bacteria even under a layer of biofilm independently to their resistance profile. This includes multi-resistant bacteria that have shown little or no response to antibiotics previously. In combination with advanced negative pressure wound treatment (aNPWT), the Adtec SteriPlas has been praised as a “tissue saving approach” offering patients a favourable treatment method for these complicated and chronic wounds compared to conventional treatment therapies. 2

Studies conducted using the Adtec SteriPlas have shown a significant decrease in the mortality rate coupled with accelerated healing. Patients with infected drivelines such as those with left ventricular assist devices have healed in as quick as 1 week, and patients with sternal SSIs have healed in as quick as 6 days. 2,3


The table above shows Dr H. Rotering’s recent data presented at the Chirurgie 2019 conference. The table explains that patients with infected drivelines have healed in as quick as 1 minute.

Both patients and doctors have praised the Adtec SteriPlas for its exceptional ability at delivering promising results leading to healing.

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  1. H. Rotering, Cold atmospheric plasma – New options for infection control in wound management, EWMA 2016.
  2. H. Rotering, Cold atmospheric plasma and advanced Negative Pressure Wound Treatment – First results of a tissue saving approach for deep surgical site infections, EACTS 2018.
  3. H. Rotering, Das infizierte Implantat, Komplexe Wundbehandlung – Kaltes atmospherisches Plasma und advanced NPWT in der Herzchirurgie, Chirurgie 2019.