Also known as vacuum assisted wound closure (VAC) therapy, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) refers to a wound management system that applies gentle but continuous or intermittent suction through a wound dressing and a small electrical pump to facilitate faster wound healing by:
The treatment has become very popular for the management of acute and chronic wounds.
Patients claim to feel a slight pulling sensation for a few seconds when the suction starts, which then disappears. The dressing is changed usually 2-3 times a week. To manage any pain and discomfort, you may be given some pain medication before changing the dressing and for the entire duration of the treatment.
The treatment involves the application of a sealed wound dressing that is connected to a pump to create a vacuum or negative pressure environment in the wound. Depending on the type of wound and its location, the vacuum can be applied continuously or intermittently.
Vacuum assisted closure, or negative pressure wound therapy, may be used to aid in the healing of different types of wounds, including:
Negative pressure wound therapy may be performed in conjunction with other treatments, such as antibiotic therapy, wound debridement and irrigation, pain management, and nutritional management.
The procedure is usually done in a hospital setting where a health care professional can evaluate your overall health and monitor for worsening condition or infection. But if you are medically fit for discharge and still need NPWT, arrangements can be made to continue the therapy at home.
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