Kinetic Concepts has launched its new V.A.C. VeraFlo large dressing for larger wounds and wounds requiring additional dressing customization.
VeraFlo large dressing is designed for easy application of V.A.C. VeraFlo instillation therapy.
With this introduction, clinicians can now choose from a complete portfolio of instillation dressings to treat wounds of various sizes and complexities.
Kinetic Concepts chief medical officer Dr Ron Silverman said, "The launch of the new large dressing means it becomes even easier to apply instillation therapy to different types of wounds."
The company recently initiated patient enrollment in a multi-center clinical study to assess the benefits of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with intermittent instillation therapy using a topical wound cleanser.
This study follows an independent retrospective, historical cohort-controlled study recently presented at the 2013 Technology Innovations in Plastic Surgery meeting in San Francisco, California.
The results, involving 142 patients, presented the effectiveness of V.A.C. VeraFlo therapy with instillation with Prontosan wound irrigation solution compared to V.A.C. therapy in the adjunctive treatment of wounds that required hospital admission and serial surgical debridement.
The results of this study suggested a significant decrease in operating room visits for study patients who received V.A.C. VeraFlo therapy with Prontosan wound irrigation solution instillation.
The investigators also observed a trend toward a two- to three-day reduction in hospital stay compared to traditional V.A.C. therapy in these patients.