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Topical Negative Wound Pressure Therapy: Its Uses in Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Daren Edwards
  • Caroline PayneEmail author
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Abstract

The advent of topical negative wound pressure (TNWP) has revolutionised the treatment of wound care since its introduction in the 1990s. Its use has increased dramatically. It has been shown to enhance healing and decrease the length of hospital stay. Economic benefits include the ability to manage more complex wounds in the community setting.

Keywords

Negative wound pressure Wounds Dressings 

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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryRoyal London HospitalLondonUK

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