Negative Pressure Wound Treatment (NPWT)
NPWT in low-resource settings
Most commercial solutions for NPWT are very costly and not a realistic option for most African patients. Many improvised NPWT methods have been developed in other low-resource areas of the world. In this chapter, we present you with some of the options that you can use to treat patients with NPWT at little cost
If you are new to NPWT, this chapter will hopefully answer many of your questions. Should you use foam or gauze as a wound filler? How often should you change the NPWT dressing? What type of wound filler should you use over a split-thickness skin graft? NB- this chapter is still in the making- the link does not work yet!
The history of NPWT
Who invented the idea of NPWT? Why did it take so long before this wound treatment technique was commercialized? If you are curious to know more about the backround of NPWT technology, this chapter is for you. NB- This chapter is not complete- the link does not work yet!