Negative pressure wound therapy

What is Negative pressure wound therapy?

The therapy involves the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to the local wound environment, using a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump. It is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of first and second degree burns.

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My husband had an open appendectomy in May of 2012. His incision was ultimately reopened approximately 2 weeks after due to an infection right in...

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Hi ! It is not surprising to see a post appendicectomy wound getting infected. Any infected wound is left open to heal by secondary intention after...

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I had a colostamy in April the wound beside it became infected, we packed that wound for weeks, did not heal,so went back to hospital where they...

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Hi.
As per your case history of white and yellow discharge from vagina, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid using soap or Dettol on that part.
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I had a colostamy in April the wound beside it became infected, we packed that wound for weeks, did not heal,so went back to hospital where they...

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My husband had an open appendectomy in May of 2012. His incision was ultimately reopened approximately 2 weeks after due to an infection right in...

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