Category Archive: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Serial Killer: The story of how the systematic removal of dead wound tissue saves a limb. It’s good. FYI

October 12, 2015

Salvaging A Limb With Serial Debridement, STSGs And NPWT Tuesday, 06/30/15 | 1292 reads  63  3  1 googleplus1 Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS These authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower extremity is one surgical emergency that normally requires…

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A New Negative Pressure Device for the Developing World: Could we adapt this for NPWT? Yes we can.

December 9, 2013

Simple medical suction device   WRITTEN BY DR. PAUL CALDWELL ON DECEMBER 3, 2013 Email Print Text size Comment Dr. Paul Caldwell of Cobourg, Ont. has traveled the world volunteering his medical services, often in poverty-stricken countries where technology is scarce and funding is scarcer. In this video, Dr. Caldwell displays what he calls a Simple Medical Suction Device and would love to hear from his peers what they think of the idea. Please comment below    

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NPWT Overview by the Brilliant, Dr Warren Joseph

March 8, 2011

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Utilizing VAC   Warren Joseph, DPM Negative Pressure wound therapy (NPWT) using the KCI Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) device is a well recognized modality to assist in the healing of complex wounds. The case presented in this article demonstrates its use in a complicated patient with osteomyelitis of the 2nd MTP joint who refused definitive cure by partial ray amputation. The patient was a 51 y/o female, 231 lbs with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and a long…

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