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Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been a major advance in the management of open wounds, especially in orthopedic trauma surgery. Due to the success of NPWT, surgeons began using NPWT on closed incisions as a way to help prevent surgical wound dehiscence, especially in at-risk patients for wound problems. It has been well established that obesity, diabetes mellitus, and smoking in addition to other comorbidities increase the risk of wound dehiscence and surgical site infections in orthopedic patients. This article reviews the current literature and provides an overview on the use of NPWT on closed incisions in orthopedic trauma procedures and joint arthroplasty.
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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Negative pressure wound therapy applied over closed incisions (ciNPT) has been shown to influence wound healing. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the short-term effects of ciNPT on skin...
To compare the effectiveness in wound healing of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) versus a standard dressing in patients who underwent hip or knee revision surgery.
Effective wound healing depends on the adequate choice of the wound cleansing method, to enable rapid removal of necrotic tissue. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an effective non-invasive te...
We hypothesized that the universal adoption of closed wounds with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in emergency general surgery patients would result in low superficial surgical infection (SSI) ...
Cost-effectiveness analysis of single use negative pressure wound therapy dressings (sNPWT) compared to standard of care in reducing surgical site complications (SSC) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
There is a growing interest in using negative pressure wound therapy in closed surgical incision to prevent wound complications which continue to persist following surgery despite advances in infectio...
Aim of the study is to prove the utility and safety of the negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the postoperative management of free flaps. The quantitative assessment of the entiret...
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT), is a non invasive wound management tool which develops from negative pressure being applied to the wound. This promotes healing through the removal ...
The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using the Prevena Incision Management System to using the usual standard dry gauze approach. The Prevena Incision Manage...
This is an open label, randomized clinical trial of Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy to decrease post-operative wound complications in patients with BMI ≥35kg/m2 after posterior ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an occlusive antimicrobial barrier dressing or portable negative pressure wound dressing is superior in preventing wound complications and...
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
The assessment, treatment, and management of soft tissue injury or dysfunction. Therapy is designed to reduce tension and irritation in affected tissues and may include MASSAGE; muscle stretching, or direct pressure on muscles, connective tissue, and TRIGGER POINTS.
The force per unit area that the air exerts on any surface in contact with it. Primarily used for articles pertaining to air pressure within a closed environment.
Fractures in which the break in bone is not accompanied by an external wound.
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.
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Arthroplasty Joint Disorders Orthopedics Spinal Cord Disorders Orthopedics is the science or practice of correcting deformities caused by disease or damage to the bones and joints of the skeleton. This specialized branch of surgery may ...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...