An Affordable Custom-Built Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Alshazaly Mohamed Abdal-Kareem Isaac, Mohamed Elamin Salim, Ihab Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Ahmed

Department of Surgery, Sharg El-Neel Hospital - Khartoum, Sudan

Correspondence to: Dr. Ahmed Ihab Abdel-Rahim Mohamed, P.O. Box 789 Khartoum, Sudan.

Email: ihabahmed@doctors.org.uk

 

Abstract

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a well-established and effective method for treating complex wounds. However, this modality of treatment may not be available in limited-resource countries due to the high cost. We describe a simple and cheap method of NPWT using gauze swabs, a nasogastric tube, adhesive occlusive drape and a central or portable suction machine.

Key words: Negative Pressure, Wound Therapy

Ann Afr Surg. 2017;14(1): 55-56.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/aas.v14i1.12

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