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PICO System

Whether you are a first-time mom or adding a brother or sister to your family, it's only natural to be a little nervous about recuperating from surgery while caring for your little one.

It may surprise you to learn that after surgery, surgical incisions may become infected which can lead to health complications.

The PICO System is a canister-free, pocket-sized device and revolutionary dressing that enables a wider range of wounds to be protected and treated by a therapy called negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).

Talk to your doctor about PICO, a specialized wound dressing to learn if it may help.1-4

  1. Bullough, L. et al. (2015). Reducing C-section wound complications. Clinical Service Journal. p. 2-6.
  2. Bullough, L. et al. (2014). Changing wound care protocols to reduce postoperative caesarean section infection and readmission. Wounds UK. 30(1), p. 72-76.
  3. Hickson, E. et al. (2015). A journey to zero: Reduction of post-operative cesarean surgical site infections over a five-year period. Surgical Infections, 16(2), p. 174-177. DOI: 10.1089/sur.2014.145.
  4. Karlakki, S. et al. (2013). Negative pressure wound therapy for management of the surgical incision in orthopaedic surgery. Bone and Joint Res 2(12), p. 276-84. DOI:10.1302/2046-3758.212.200019.