Combining the Benefits of Collagen and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to Heal a Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer

A Case Report

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC


Wounds. 2020;32(3):E11-E13. 

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The case described herein suggests combining the advanced wound healing properties of collagen with NPWT has a beneficial effect on wound healing, indicating this specialized wound contact layer may be a positive addition to the wound care clinician's tool kit. Considering the limitation of this being a single case study, further research is required to determine definitively the benefit of utilizing a specialized collagen wound contact layer in combination with regular NPWT for the management of chronic wounds.