Negative pressure wound therapy with Bio-Dome dressing technology in the treatment of complex wounds: A case series

H. L. Penny, J. Spinazzola, A. Green, M. Rifkah, M. Faretta, D. Youshaw, A. Weaver, P. Zaki

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Abstract

The treatment of complex wounds is difficult and not always effective. Various treatment options are used with varying degrees of success. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a cost-efficient and effective way to help treat these wounds. The use of a vacuum device applies the negative pressure to the site of the wound and promotes waste removal and increases circulation and tissue formation. While various NPWT systems are currently on the market, we utilised the ConvaTec Engenex® system with Bio-Dome™ technology; however, our case study is not intended to advocate the specific use of this system, but instead focusses on the use of NPWT as a viable option for wound healing. Each of the following case study patients presented with difficult-to-heal wounds that failed traditional therapeutic approaches. Through the use of NPWT, our patients saw major wound size reductions. Each patient exhibited at least a 94% reduction in wound area, wound volume or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S4-S9
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume23
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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