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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Systems

Definition : Therapeutic systems designed to treat open wounds by locally applying negative pressure to the wound site. These systems consist of dressings, an evacuation tube, a collection canister, and a computer-controlled vacuum pump. The dressings usually include a foam (e.g., black polyurethane, polyvinyl alcohol) dressing with an evacuation tube embedded in it and a transparent film dressing that is applied over the foam package to seal the foam and the tube. The other end of the tube is connected to a fluid-collection canister, which, in turn, is attached to the vacuum pump. The computer-controlled vacuum pump applies either continuous or intermittent negative pressure through the tube to the foam dressing, drawing off excess of interstitial fluids from the wound. Negative-pressure wound-therapy systems decompress the capillaries and lymphatic vessels, thus improving blood flow to the wound and reestablishing normal circulation of interstitial fluids; they are intended to promote healing of wounds (e.g., chronic wounds, burns) that are difficult to heal using conventional treatments.

Entry Terms : "Negative Pressure Dressings" , "Suction Wound Therapy Systems" , "VACT Systems" , "Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy Systems" , "Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure Systems" , "NPWT Systems" , "Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps" , "Wound Therapy Systems" , "Wound Dressings" , "Dressings, Wound"

UMDC code : 20395

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Devon Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

Since 2005 Devon Medical Products has provided the health care industry with creative, safe, and cost-effective medical products. Patients, healthcare providers, distributors, pharmacies, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies look to Devon Medical Products for innovative and affordable, high-quality medical products and solutions.

Dukal Corp

Company Type: Parent

DUKAL Corporation has been dedicated to manufacturing quality products since its inception in 1991. DUKAL offers a wide variety of wound care and specialty patient care products for all Medical, SPA, Dental and Veterinary markets.DUKAL's focus is now and always will be Quality. Value. Performance

Genadyne Biotechnologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

GWR Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

GWR Medical, Inc., founded in 1996, is the leading provider of Topical Oxygen Therapy (TO2™) for the healing of chronic wounds. The company's sales force calls on physicians to utilize GWR's FDA approved Topical Oxygen Therapy Devices and Therapy Protocol to treat their patients with non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, venous stasis ulcers, burns, trauma and post-op wounds in any patient setting, but mostly, in the home.

H & R Healthcare

Company Type: Parent

Innovative Therapies Inc

Company Type: Parent

Joerns Healthcare Inc

Company Type: Parent

Joerns is a company that values People, with a tradition of caring that goes back over 120 years. What sets us apart is our passion for excellence in everything we do. Our culture of "Never Say No" establishes a requirement to find solutions to problems.

Norco Inc

Company Type: Parent

Prospera

Company Type: Parent

SCM True Air Technologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

Spiracur Inc

Company Type: Parent

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