Overcoming complications

As a surgeon, you know that infections, complications and readmissions are critical issues.

The PICO System from Smith &Nephew represents an advancement over traditional NPWT, making it easier to treat patients with closed surgical incisions and wounds.

Studies have shown that PICO may help reduce the risk of surgical site complications and readmissions as part of a clinical protocol.1-2

PICO has been used to safely manage closed surgical incisions and common plastic surgery wound types, including:

  • Mastectomy
  • Breast reduction
  • Skin grafts
  • Donor sites

PICO isn't just limited to plastic surgery-it has also shown positive outcomes on closed surgical incisions with these surgical procedures:

  • C-Section
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Sternotomy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Calcaneus Fracture

PICO is not only limited to closed surgical incisions, but also has the same indications as traditional NPWT.  The PICO System is used for low to moderate exudating wounds.  

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.  


1. Harris, J., et al. Using a multi-faceted active process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infections. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2013.

2. Karlakki, S., Brem, M., Giannini, S., Khanduja, V., Stannard, J., and Martin, R. Negative pressure wound therapy for management of the surgical incisions in orthopaedic surgery. BJR. 2013.