This resource page contains information on how to use Quickloop to treat patients with abscesses. If you prefer to have a live training event, please click below to schedule an online educational session. Many clinicians also find simulation kits to be useful in training.
Step 2: Watch Videos
This video provides step-by-step instructions to successfully perform the Quickloop technique
This video summarizes the clinical evidence that demonstrates why the loop technique is now considered to be the preferred method for abscess treatment
This video will instruct you on how to successfully perform the Quickloop procedure.
00:00 - Introduction
00:17 - In-Service Objectives
00:43 - Overview of the Loop Drainage Technique
01:22 - Loop Technique Clinical Evidence
01:58 - Supplies Needed to Perform the Quickloop Technique
02:34 - Quickloop Components
03:32 - Use of Ultrasound, Sedation and Antibiotics
04:12 - The Quickloop Procedure
09:50 - Homecare Instructions
11:28 - Frequently Asked Questions
This video summarizes the clinical evidence that demonstrates why the loop technique is now considered to be the preferred method for abscess treatment.
00:00 - Introduction
00:23 - Abscess Frequency, Past Treatment Techniques
00:58 - I&D Technique
01:22 - The Loop Technique
02:04 - Loop Technique Clinical Studies
05:05 - Conclusion
Step 3: Review Frequently Asked Questions
Local anesthesia to the skin where the device will enter and exit, as well as the wall of the abscess, can be helpful to control pain during the procedure.
If the abscess collection appears to be fluctuant, with no loculations that may require instrumentation, local aesthetic injection at the entry and exit points for the device may be adequate. A standard regional block may be preferred if a need for significant instrumentation is anticipated. Using topical anesthetic such as LMX prior to injection may be helpful, especially in children.
Yes, the Quickloop can be used as a temporizing measure to relieve acute pain and infection. Definitive treatment for pilonidal abscesses generally requires surgical excision.
Yes, it is possible. Decisions on home irrigation should be made by the treating clinician.
It is safe and easy for patients to remove the device at home as long as clinical cure has been determined.
The Quickloop should stay in place until a clinical cure has been determined, but should not remain longer than 28 days.
For most abscesses, Quickloop would be removed after 3-10 days. The decision should be based on adequate healing progression and minimal residual drainage. The decision to remove the device may be determined during an in-person or telemedicine visit. Alternatively, the clinician can instruct the patient how to remove the device themself once clinical cure is met.
Smallest abscess - There is no limitation for the smallest abscess size treatable with the Quickloop Abscess Treatment Device. However, the literature suggests that abscesses smaller than 1.3 cm should probably not be treated with an I&D or loop technique, but should be treated with antibiotics and warm compresses alone.
Largest abscess - There is no limitation for the largest abscess size treatable with the Quickloop Abscess Treatment Device. However, if the loop is round, the largest size for a single loop would be 8-10 cm (incisions that are made with the Quickloop introducer are approximately 4 cm apart, and if a curved instrument is inserted into each of the incision and rotated 360 degrees coverage would extend to 8-10 cm). If the abscess margins extend beyond the reach of an instrument placed through one of the incisions, further information can be found in the literature.