oa South African Family Practice - HRT the new NPWT in wound care? Exudate removal the key... : review

Volume 58, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



While negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was accepted as the treatment of choice for chronic wound management for decades - largely due to its ability to remove moderate to heavy levels of wound drainage - the emergence of a high-tech hydrokinetic fibrous dressing using hydration response technology (HRT) in recent years has now been accepted as an effective alternative by ensuring the removal and isolation of significant amounts of exudate together with its harmful components.

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