A single-use negative pressure wound therapy system has been approved for use on acute wounds and high-risk incisions and grafts.
The product allows effective fluid management directly through the dressing, eliminating canisters and expanding negative pressure to a wider number of patients.
“PICO” is now available throughout the European Union and was officially unveiled at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference taking place in Brussels, Belgium 25-27 May.
The PICO system contains a disposable, one-button pump, coupled with an advanced dressing which negates the need for a bulky canister, simplifying NPWT. The pump is pocket-sized for the utmost patient privacy and the innovative dressing can be worn up to seven days.
Professor Donald Hudson, Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Groote Schuur Hospital said: “A system like PICO that combines the clinical effectiveness of NPWT with the known benefits of advanced wound care dressings is an ideal solution for appropriate patients, especially those at high risk in the critical days following surgery.
“PICO opens up some very interesting possibilities in treating many kinds of small to medium sized wounds in both hospital and outpatient settings.”