Duration Of Therapy Using Negative Pressure Wound Care (NPWT)?
Excuse me, I want to ask, how long does the usual treatment using NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy)? This tool is usually used to suck diabetic ulcers that are on the wound. Thank you..
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NPWT / negative pressure wound care is a wound care system that utilizes pressures of around -50 to -175 mm HG on wounds that are given continuously or periodically with the aim of reducing pus, increasing blood flow to the wound tissue, and reducing the size of the wound.
Finest with duration for healing will vary depending on one's condition, some of the things that affect are
- The state of patient immunity
- Patient's sugar level (whether or not controlled)
- Exposure to infections or other injuries
Based on research in general the healing and repair process is obtained around treatment in 2.5 to 6 months. Some injuries that are good to treat with this technique are chronic wounds, injuries that do not coalesce, burns, and closed surgical wounds.
To trigger healing some things that should be done are
avoid dirty and damp wounds
increase consumption of nutritious nutrients, especially high protein
control sugar levels not to get too high
That's the thing we can say. May be useful. Thank you