NPWT settings and dressing choices Made Easy

Over the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). This advanced technology has revolutionised care for many patients with chronic and acute wounds [1,2]. Widespread adoption of NPWT over the past 15 years has been driven largely through favourable clinical experience rather than randomised clinical studies or thorough scientific knowledge. However, it now seems that understanding the mechanism by which negative pressure affects the wound bed may allow the clinician to choose the right dressings and pressure settings for NPWT to obtain optimal effects with minimal complications.

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