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Advantages of Using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Published Date : June 07, 2017

Wounds are a part of one’s day to day life. Acute or chronic, they appear to be really infectious and sometimes even are, and because of them the basic function of the heart that is blood flow actually stagnates. Nonetheless, getting hurt is not as awful as it sounds, because of the treatment that has the ability to heal it without any infection as soon as possible.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a specially designed therapy session, or basically a device that uses the properties of ‘vacuum’ to perform its functions, that is, of healing. There is a foam dressing that surrounds the wound and the machine, is applied right on top of it. The doctor moves the machine in a particular direction around the wound and first analyses the nature of the wound, that is, whether it is acute or chronic. As this is understood, the second step is taken. This involves making sure that the blood pumping is satisfactory and the wound doesn’t cause any blood loss, as this is something that happens very often. Now, more attention must be paid to the type of wounds these doctors often refer to. Diabetic ulcers, laparotomy, pressure ulcers, first and second degree burns, wounds that cause heavy blood loss and other related wounds are the ones that can easily be healed and dealt with, by this machine.

The negative pressure wound therapy market is anticipated to reach USD 4 billion by the end of 2025 owing to greater awareness in developing countries pertaining to enhanced wound care and superiorly unmet medical needs in these regions. Factors lucratively driving this market industry are patients’ inclination towards treatments with bare minimum side effects and benefits of negative pressure wound therapy (which includes less chance of infections, short hospital stay, and reduced rate of hospital mortality in patients).

This technique has end number of advantages, definitely and the most important ones are, firstly, the very fact that this is a portable machine and does not require too much. Only electric supply and it will start working. It does not occupy any space and makes healing very easy. Normally, it takes a while to heal and most of the times we have the mark on our bodies for life long. This is also one of the things that this is working on. However, not much research has been done for this, but doctors and researchers are still trying to find ways to prevent burn marks, or other chronic wound marks to stay on the body and change the look of it.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has been a worldwide success in the past two decades and has established itself in the medical field. With instant results and high performing machines, it makes it easier for doctors to simply use this, rather than providing tonnes of other medicines that might have reactions and other side effects. The medical field has taken up this opportunity to the best of their abilities and has made wounds easier to deal with.

Crystal Market Research published a report on “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Market by Product, Application, and End User - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025 ” released and accessible at