Uses of negative pressure wound therapy in orthopedic trauma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a useful management tool in the treatment of traumatic wounds and high-risk incisions after surgery. Since its development nearly 2 decades ago, uses and indications of NPWT have expanded, allowing its use in a variety of clinical scenarios. In addition to providing a brief summary on its mechanism of action, this article provides a focused, algorithmic approach on the use of NPWT by reviewing the available data, the appropriate clinical scenarios and indications, and the specific strategies that can be used to maximize outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gage, MJ; Yoon, RS; Egol, KA; Liporace, FA

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 234

PubMed ID

  • 25771317

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1373

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.11.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States