oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Taking a closer look at what we understand about negative pressure wound therapy : review
|Article Title||Taking a closer look at what we understand about negative pressure wound therapy : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Wound Healing Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||13 - 16|
Negative pressure has become a very valuable adjunct to wound care therapy over the last few years. This can be largely attributed to work that was carried out by Morykwas and Argenta in 1997. In a series of three articles, they describe a "new method for wound control and treatment" for open wounds by using open-cell foam as a wound interface (wound filler). An occlusive dressing was used to create an airtight seal so that subatmospheric pressure could be applied to the wound.
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