Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation: A Tool in the Multidisciplinary Approach to Limb Function Preservation

Paul J. Kim, Christopher E. Attinger

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Abstract

SUMMARY: The multidisciplinary approach to lower extremity function preservation is well established and is globally considered the standard of care. Every member of the team contributes their unique skills and knowledge to patient care. The effective integration of negative-pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi) has fundamentally changed the approach to the infected or contaminated wound. Initially, in conjunction with excisional debridement, NPWTi has demonstrated its utility of expediting wound bed preparation for closure or coverage. With the introduction of a novel foam design, the effectiveness has increased and provided an option in cases where surgical intervention is not available or recommended. The successful implementation and continued monitoring of NPWTi provides an efficient tool to expedite ultimate wound healing and involves all members of the team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27S-33S
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume147
Issue number1 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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