To determine the best treatment strategy for achieving wound care targets, a thorough review of both the patient and the wound is needed. Numerous wound and patient risk factors have been identified as having the ability to impede wound healing and raise health-care costs. Wounds with significant tissue damage, critical colonisation and/or inflammation, elevated levels of exudate, or exposed critical tissues are at risk for delayed healing.

NPWT boosts protein and collagen development while also reducing bacteria colonisation [Image: Shutterstock].

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