Negative Pressure Wound: Case Study

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Mr BW was transferred to gastrosurgical ward for continuous assessment related to his surgical wound. A week after the surgical intervention Mr BW commenced negative pressure wound therapy, where the perineal wound was managed by an application of vacuum dressing. The purpose of NPWT was to enhance wound healing and at the same time to remove purulent fluids from the wound. A continuous negative pressure was set to -125mmHg. At the same time, the negative pressure wound dressing was changed three times a week for the assessment of the wound. After a week following of vacuum dressing, the treatment of choice was through the usage of capillary wound drains, which was placed in the middle of the perineal wound to drain superficial collection.

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