• Single use negative-pressure wound therapy: Are we being sucked in?

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Single use negative pressure wound therapy devices (PICOTM Smith and Nephew and PrevenaTM Acelity,) have been marketed as a significant advancement in wound care providing a more comfortable and user-friendly experience than their cumbersome re-usable competitors.1 A small, light weight pump, powered by batteries, and small enough to fit easily into a pocket, unobtrusively delivers 80mmHg or 125mmHg of continuous negative pressure.
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  • USE OF INNOVATIVE NEGATIVE PRESSURE THERAPY FOR CARTILAGE EXPOSURE IN MICROTIA RECONSTRUCTION

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Complications of autologous cartilage staged microtia reconstruction are multiple with a variable incidence; nevertheless, delayed wound healing leading to skin necrosis and cartilage exposure is among the most frequent. Although in most cases of framework exposure flap coverage is needed, we report a case in which portable negative pressure therapy was used achieving complete and definitive coverage of the defect.
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