The enhanced healing of a high-risk, clean, sutured surgical incision by prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy as delivered by prevena™ customizable™: Cosmetic and therapeutic results

Alessandro Scalise, Caterina Tartaglione, Elisa Bolletta, Roberto Calamita, Giovanni Nicoletti, Marina Pierangeli, Luca Grassetti, Giovanni Di Benedetto

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Abstract

According to the literature, incisional closure complications may range from postoperative surgical site infections, representing 17-22% of health care-associated infections, surgical wound dehiscence and formation of haematomas or seromas, and can lead to delayed or impaired incision healing. These kinds of situations are more common when wounds are closed under tension or in specific patient morbidities. Obesity, in particular, is associated with an impaired blood flow to tissues, predisposing the patient to increased risk of wound complications by various mechanisms. Incisional complications can become relevant economic burdens for health care systems because of an increase in the average length of hospital stay and readmissions, and additional medical and surgical procedures. Thus, a preventive therapy may have a critical role in the management of healing. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) technology as delivered by Prevena™ Customizable™ (Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, TX) has recently been the focus of a new investigation, as a prophylactic measure to prevent complications via immediate postoperative application in high-risk, clean, closed surgical incisions. The authors present a 62-year-old class II obese female, who underwent bilateral inguinal dermolipectomy. Prophylactic NPWT as delivered by Prevena™ was performed successfully over surgical incisions. Cosmetic and therapeutic results are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Cosmetics
Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Length of Stay
Seroma
Surgical Wound Infection
Patient Readmission
Groin
Wounds and Injuries
Cross Infection
Hematoma
Obesity
Economics
Technology
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics
Surgical Wound

Keywords

  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Surgical incision
  • Surgical wound infection
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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The enhanced healing of a high-risk, clean, sutured surgical incision by prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy as delivered by prevena™ customizable™ : Cosmetic and therapeutic results. / Scalise, Alessandro; Tartaglione, Caterina; Bolletta, Elisa; Calamita, Roberto; Nicoletti, Giovanni; Pierangeli, Marina; Grassetti, Luca; Di Benedetto, Giovanni.

In: International Wound Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 01.04.2015, p. 218-223.

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Scalise, Alessandro ; Tartaglione, Caterina ; Bolletta, Elisa ; Calamita, Roberto ; Nicoletti, Giovanni ; Pierangeli, Marina ; Grassetti, Luca ; Di Benedetto, Giovanni. / The enhanced healing of a high-risk, clean, sutured surgical incision by prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy as delivered by prevena™ customizable™ : Cosmetic and therapeutic results. In: International Wound Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 218-223.
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