2020 Volume 11 Issue 3 Pages 100-106
Negative pressure wound therapy（NPWT）is useful for intractable ulcers. On the other hand, its utility for infected wounds is difficult because it can exacerbate infection in some cases. For such infected and contaminated wounds, NPWT with continuous irrigation has been considered to be useful, but the conventional method is disadvantageous in that the procedure for exchanging the foam is complicated. At our facility, when performing NPWT with continuous irrigation using the RENASYS® wound treatment system, the cleaning cannula is inserted into the wound during exchange, similar to replacing the existing NPWT device. This method is simple. As a result of employing this method in 7 cases, good infection control was achieved. We describe the construction of this system, including necessary items and application procedures.