Presentation recorded at the 6th International NPWT Expert Meeting, Berlin 20-21 March 2015.
Orthopaedic surgery workstream
The management of complications following orthopaedic trauma surgery was outlined by Hans Goost. Firstly, identify complications (e.g. SSI, dehiscence, implant infection) and patient/environmental risk factors. Within Dr. Goost’s organisation, iNPWT is used on clean trauma incisions and for temporary wound closure and debulking. He presented six case studies where iNPWT had been used and concluded that post-operative tissue management can be improved by NPWT and PICO, and that NPWT is essential in trauma care.