<bold>The aim of the study</bold> was to present experience of doctors from the Center for Burns Treatment in Siemianowice Śląskie who use a Versajet system.
<bold>Material and methods</bold>. Debridement with the use of a water jet was applied in 70 patients with IIbo /IIIo thermal burns in the period between 2009-2013. The corresponding evaluation involved duration of operation, locations, wound surfaces and technique of debridement after operation. Microbiological tests were also performed before and after debridement.
<bold>Results and conclusions</bold>. In the paper, its authors draw attention to the short time of debridement. The application of a water jet allows precise debridement, particularly in hardly accessible places, preparation of wounds to be covered with autologous split thickness skin graft, protection of healthy tissues.
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