Introduction to PICO

In 2012, a breakthrough in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was launched – the PICO Single Use NPWT System. The PICO System delivers the same level of effective negative pressure as traditional systems – in a canister-free, pocket-sized device.

The revolutionary technology of the dressing allows the PICO System to be canister-free and disposable. This, in turn, enables NPWT to be an option for a wider range of patients in all care settings.

The clinical benefits of NPWT are well established for chronic or dehisced wounds. The easy to use PICO System expands the options for applying NPWT to many wound conditions, as well as closed surgical incisions. PICO is appropriate for:

  • Acute wounds
  • Chronic wounds
  • Closed surgical incisions
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Sub-acute and dehisced wounds
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Partial-thickness burns
  • Ulcers – diabetic, pressure, leg 

PICO application and mode of action


Lifetime’s Balancing Act

The PICO System was featured on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act. Hear more as Dr. Alison Garten, DPM, CPED discusses a wound therapy system that’s simple to use and gets the job done. It’s called the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System.

Watch PICO on Lifetime