1[1]Misonix’s SonicOne O.R. ultrasonic surgical debridement system is safe and effective for use in tangential excision of third-degree burn wounds, according to new data presented at the American Burn Association’s 2014 Western Regional Burn Conference in Las Vegas.

The SonicOne O.R. uses high-intensity, low-frequency ultrasound to stimulate the body’s self-healing process, resulting in faster healing rates and increased closure rates, as well as controlled tissue removal, reduced bleeding, and a reduction of biofilm, according to study author Abraham Houng, MD, associate program director for the Division of Burn Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

“The calculated blood loss using SonicOne O.R. is significantly less than published blood loss using standard excision technique, and this represents a very important advancement in the treatment of this very sick patient population,” he says in a news release.