Journal articlesThe management of a cavity wound using topical negative pressure and Aquafiber

The management of a cavity wound using topical negative pressure and Aquafiber

01/11/08 | Products | Fiona Russell, John Timmons

This case study follows the care of a 45-year-old patient who had undergone a major cardiac event which resulted in a long stay in an intensive care unit. During his treatment a cannula was placed into his femoral vein to facilitate the delivery of inotropic medication. On removal of the cannula a wound developed with a soft tissue infection resulting in necrosis and the development of a cavity. This wound acted as a conduit for lymph fluid to escape. Very high volumes of fluid were being produced (650ml every 24 hours).