The Evidence-Based Principles of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Trauma & Orthopedics
Novak A1, Wasim S Khan 2, Palmer J*, 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
Issue: Suppl 1
First Page: 168
Last Page: 177
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-8-168
Article History:Received Date: 16/2/2014
Revision Received Date: 21/3/2014
Acceptance Date: 6/4/2014
Electronic publication date: 27 /6/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Negative pressure wound therapy is a popular treatment for the management of both acute and chronic wounds. Its use in trauma and orthopedics is diverse and includes the acute traumatic setting as well as chronic troublesome wounds associated with pressure sores and diabetic foot surgery. Efforts have been made to provide an evidence base to guide its use however this has been limited by a lack of good quality evidence. The following review article explores the available evidence and describes future developments for its use in trauma and orthopaedic practice.