Study evaluates incisional negative pressure wound therapy

10/15/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Application of incisional negative pressure wound therapy to clean, closed surgical incisions may lower the risk of infection compared with using sterile dry dressings, according to a meta-analysis published in the journal ePlasty. The researchers found inconclusive evidence that the therapy reduces the risk for dehiscence, seroma, hematoma or skin necrosis.

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