Open Wound Management

Open wounds are effectively managed by negative pressure. There is a huge body of scientific evidence that supports the use of this therapy for wound management.

INDICATIONS:

  • Acute and chronic wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Bedsores
  • Venous ulcers

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Carcinogenic wounds
  • Actively bleeding wounds
  • Untreated osteomyelitis
  • Fistula

 

* Negative Pressure Therapy can be used on the recommendation of doctor, as there are no absolute contraindications to this therapy.

* The recommended negative pressure for open wounds ranges from -50 − -125mmHg.

 

Scientific Evidence:

Paper Title
Vacuum assisted closure: a review of development and current applications.

Abstract
Lambert et al., 2005
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in Infants and Children: A Population-Based Study.

Abstract
Santosa et al., 2019
The Evidence-Based Principles of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Trauma & Orthopedics.

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Novak et al., 2014
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC®) systems and microbiological isolation of infected wounds

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Cozza et al., 2018