Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 8 - 2021
The Effects of Variable, Intermitting and Property Therapy for the Treatment of Negative Pressure Wounds
D Dachev1, M Slavkovich1*, A Slavkovich2, P Stefanova2 and R Raycheva2
1Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University, Nis, Serbia
*Corresponding Author: M Slavkovich, Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Received: May 20, 2021; Published: July 21, 2021




Abstract

Over the last decade, there has been widespread interest in the treatment of acute and chronic negative pressure wounds (VAC therapy, NPWT). The principle of the method is based on the use of a closed drainage system that maintains a controlled negative pressure in the wound area. This technique uses a suction pump, drains and bandages to remove the radiating exudate that accumulates in the wound and stimulates healing in acute or chronic wounds and wounds resulting from second and third degree burns. Therapy involves the controlled application of subatmospheric pressure to the local wound environment, using a sealed wound dressing applied with a vacuum pump. The use of this technique in wound healing increased dramatically in the 1990s and 2000s and published a large number of studies investigating NPWT. In this therapy, favorable conditions are created for the wound process in the area of injury, contributing to the rapid cleaning of the wound bed, the maturation of “healthy” granulations, followed by their closure with local tissues, skin grafts and synthetic materials. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is usually used continuously. Intermittent pressure therapy (IPT) leads to faster wound healing, but often causes pain. When negative pressure is turned on and off repeatedly (for example, alternating between 0 and -80 mm Hg), this is called intermittent pressure therapy (IPT).

Keywords: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT); Intermittent Pressure Therapy (IPT); Skin Grafts

Citation: M Slavkovich., et al. “The Effects of Variable, Intermitting and Property Therapy for the Treatment of Negative Pressure Wounds”. EC Paediatrics 10.8 (2021): 13-18.

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