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76 percent lower

Reduction in the incidence of SSIs

The PICO System reduced the risk of surgical site complications (SSCs) in patients undergoing primary hip and knee arthroplasty, compared to standard care. (p=0.06)3


See the evidence

Watch a live knee OR application of the PICO System, to see how quick and easy it is to apply.


A patient's perspective-Kurt's story

One patient's journey to recovery after hip surgery with the PICO System.


How does PICO therapy work?

Only PICO sNPWT dressings have AIRLOCK* Technology, to help promote effective outcomes.5-8


Application of the PICO System after knee surgery



  1. Gilchrist B, Robinson M, Jaimes H. Performance, safety, and efficacy of a single use negative pressure wound therapy system for surgically closed incision sites and skin grafts: A prospective multi-centre follow-up study. Paper presented at: SAWC; 2020; Virtual.

  2. Hurd T, Trueman P, Rossington A. Use of a Portable, Single-use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device in Home Care Patients with Low to Moderately Exuding Wounds: A Case Series. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014;60(3):30-36.

  3. Karlakki SL, Hamad AK, Whittall C, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWTd) in routine primary hip and knee arthroplasties: A randomised controlled trial. Bone Joint Res. 2016;5(8):328-337.

  4. Nherera LM, Trueman P, Karlakki SL. Cost-effectiveness analysis of single-use negative pressure wound therapy dressings (sNPWT) to reduce surgical site complications (SSC) in routine primary hip and knee replacements. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;25(3):474-482.

  5. Saunders C, Nherera LM, Horner A, Trueman P. Single-Use negative-pressure wound therapy versus conventional dressings for closed surgical incisions: systematic literature review and meta-analysis. BJS Open. 2021;0(0):1 - 8.


    *n=209, p=0.002. High-risk patients deemed to be those with BMI >35 or ASA >3