JCDSA  Vol.3 No.1 , March 2013
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Multiple Drainage Holes for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcer with Undermining: Case Reports
Abstract

Noninvasive treatment of pressure ulcers with undermining is often difficult. To decrease the risk of bleeding in such conditions, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied. We treated a pressure ulcer with wide undermining using NPWT after opening drainage holes in the undermined area. This method can reduce the risk of bleeding and promote the rapid closure of the undermined area.


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H. Miura, Y. Ito, T. Matsuda, A. Abe and S. Kitaba, "Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Multiple Drainage Holes for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcer with Undermining: Case Reports," Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 107-109. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.31015.
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