What are the indications for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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The following are general indications for NPWT [148] :

  • Chronic wounds
  • Acute wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Partial-thickness wounds
  • Dehisced wounds
  • Pressure injuries
  • Flaps
  • Grafts

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