Disposable NPWT device to facilitate early patient discharge following complex DFU

M. Khanbhai, R. Fosah, M. J. Oddy, T. Richards

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Abstract

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a valuable tool in complex wound management. Despite its popularity, NPWT therapy systems can have drawbacks, including reduced mobility and cost; therefore, NPWT is predominantly hospital based. The advent of a new, lightweight and disposable system may aid early discharge and permit outpatient treatment. This case report describes how one such system facilitated early discharge in a patient with a complex diabetic foot ulcer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot
  • Negative pressure wound therapy

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