An evaluation of a portable Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) dressing to reduce wound complications in Paediatric Spinal Surgery
Edel Broomfield, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Spinal Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Rachel Hunt, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Spinal Surgery, Evelina Hospital
Ramesh Nadarajah, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Corrective spinal surgery in pediatric patients is essential in order to improve physical capability and importantly to improve quality of life for the patient. The use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on surgical incisions has been increasingly reported in the literature for a number of clinical indications.