In a meta-analysis of 16 studies—comprising over 2,000 incisions across multiple surgical specialties—prophylactic use of PICO on closed surgical incisions significantly reduced surgical site infections, length of hospital stay and wound dehiscence as compared to standard of care.1
Is the patient high-risk for compliations?1
Does patient have two or more high-risk factors?
Which PICO Dressing size best fits the incision?
Treating the zone of injury
The underlying tissue is damaged during surgery but the PICO dressing can be placed over the entire zone of injury. This means you are not only treating the incision but the surrounding tissue around the incision.2
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- Strugala, V., Martin, R. Meta-analysis of comparative trials evaluating a prophylactic single-use negative pressure wound therapy system for the prevention of surgical site complications. Surgical Infections, Vol. 18, No. 00, 2017.
- Sugrue M et al., World Union of wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Consensus Document. Closed surgical incision management: understanding the role of NPWT. Wounds International, 2016.