Mar 27, 2015
A steady growth in the incidence of wounds globally occurring as a result of acute and chronic conditions.
Acute conditions: injurys from accidents or surgery
Chronic conditions: diabetes, ulcers, cardiovascular diseases, peripheral vascular diseases and prolonged bed occupancy due to debilitating diseases.
Compared with other treatments, there is evidence to show that NPWT can lead to faster wound healing, and a reduced frequency of dressing changes and other treatments.
NPWT is currently considered to be the most preferred choice of treatment by physicians as well as patients for such deep acute wounds and persistent chronic wounds.
Reference: Upton, D., Stephens, D., & Andrews, A. (2013). Patients' experiences of negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of wounds: a review. journal of wound care, 22(1), 34-39.
Reference: Ubbink, D. T., Westerbos, S. J., Evans, D., Land, L., & Vermeulen, H. (2008). Topical negative pressure for treating chronic wounds. The Cochrane Library.