Negative pressure wound therapy for open traumatic wounds

Zipporah Iheozor-ejiofor, Katy Newton, Jo C Dumville, Matthew L Costa, Gill Norman, Julie Bruce

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The aim of this review was to find out whether negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) (a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump that sucks up fluid from the wound) is effective for treating open traumatic wounds (injuries such as animal bites, bullet wounds or fractures that result in bone piercing the skin to form open wounds). Researchers from Cochrane collected and analysed all relevant studies (randomised controlled trials) to answer this question and found seven relevant studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018


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