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Click here to learn how the unique PICO sNPWT mode of action helps prevent surgical site complication in closed surgical incisions.

Surgical incisions

PICO sNPWT is indicated for all closed surgical incisions, including (but not limited to):*

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Obstetric and gynaecological surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cardovascular Surgery

Hard-to-heal wounds

Use PICO sNPWT in the treatment of hard-to-heal chronic and acute wounds, such as:*

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Surgical wound dehiscence


* Wounds greater than 2cm must use a wound filler alongside PICO sNPWT. Bilateral incision management available with the PICO 7Y System only.

**Compared to the PICO 7 and PICO 1.6 Systems.

***Demonstrated in benchtop testing.


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