Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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This technology refers to a "vacuum" device placed on the wound. It promotes healing of many chronic and acute wounds by drawing the edges of the wound tegether; removing the drainage, and removing infectious materials from the wound. It also works by promoting increased blood flow to the area being treated. Examples of wounds treated by this device include pressure ulcers (such as deep bed sores), diabetic ulcers, and abdominal wounds. For more information about Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and V.A.C.® visit