How NPWT Actually Works: The Science Behind the Therapy

Negative Pressure Would Therapy, also known as NPWT, is a healing and wound cleansing technique which utilizes the application of sub-atmospheric pressure to a localized wound area. Yes, we agree, that does sound rather complex.

In more simple terms, NPWT is a useful tool to help heal and cleanse wounds on those with poor circulation. It is achieved with three basic parts. The first is by administering antibiotics, or any other medication to the localized wound area with a sealed wound dressing. The second piece to the puzzle is the vacuum pump.  The vacuum’s job is to pull out any bacteria, puss, or other fluids that would otherwise hinder the healing process.

Additionally, the vacuum pump, coupled with the wound dressing can also simultaneously enhance circulation to the localized wound which in turn promotes your body’s natural healing process.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is especially effective in diabetics, those who smoke, those with BMIs over 30, the elderly, and those with cardio vascular illness. This is because all of these attribute to poor circulation. When a person’s body cannot quickly and effectively provide fresh red and white blood cells to help oxygenate and clean a wounded area, it makes it substantially more difficult for wounds to heal. This of course is one of the reasons why this technology is critical to wound care.

If you have any questions about Negative Pressure Wound Therapy or if this is a viable option for you, please feel free to contact us today, toll free, at 1-888-345-1780. You can also contact us online by messaging us here. If you are curious about whether or not you can acquire Negative Pressure Wound Therapy equipment through your insurance, we will be happy to help you with this. This form will help determine what your insurance covers as far as wound therapy goes.

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