Innovation in wound management with disposable, portable, cost-effective and non-powered NPWT device: Experience in general surgery

Bashir Y, Ulain Q, O’Brien G, Chonchubhair H, Al-Sahaf O


Wound management is vital part of surgery. We used a non-powered, disposable, portable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy dressing (NPWT) (“Nanova™”, KCI™) on different types of surgical wounds treated in one Secondary Care Hospital in Ireland. It is easy to use and is self-operated by patients. It was trialled on three patients, was well tolerated, resulting in early mobility and return to daily activities, along with rapid recovery. There was no non-compliance or adverse effects to surrounding skin. The recovery time ranged from 2-3 weeks. The use of this device positively affected the clinical outcome and resulted in early discharge from hospital, quicker recovery and early return to daily activities.

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Case Studies in Surgery  ISSN 2377-7311(Print)  ISSN 2377-732X(Online)

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