International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy versus Conventional Wound Therapy in Pressure Sores

Dr. Vijay Krishan Agarwal | Dr. Dhanesh Kumar [3] | Dr. Sandeep Kansal [3] | Dr. Chetna Khanna


Abstract: Aim To assess the feasibility and efficacy of Topical Negative Pressure (TNP) dressing using TNP device and comparing it with regular gauze dressings for pressure sores. Materials and Methods 50 patients were included in the study who attended OPD/IPD in departments of general surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics in SMC Meerut during the period September 2015-january 2017. Of these 25 patients received TNP dressings and 25 were treated with regular saline dressing. Results The use of vacuum therapy in pressure sores resulted in improved wound healing as evidenced by improved WBS, faster healing, shorter hospital stay and improved flap uptake compared to conventional dressing. Conclusion Topical Negative Pressure (TNP) dressing is a safe, economical, better and faster method for treatment of pressure sores from conventional dressing.


Keywords: Topical negative pressure dressing TNP, Vacuum assisted closure VAC, Wound Bed Score WBS


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,


Pages: 794 - 798


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