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Chronic Wounds and High Risk Surgical Incisions Successfully Treated with Spiracur’s Ultraportable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
Date:9/24/2013

nt of chronic and acute wounds including those in challenging anatomical locations and high risk surgical incisions,” said Linda LaMagna, vice president of global marketing for Spiracur Inc. “With Medicare reimbursement covering NPWT delivered by a mechanically-powered device in wound care clinics and physician offices, the SNaP System is now more widely available as an effective, off-the-shelf solution clinics and physicians can offer their patients earlier in the wound care healing process.”

Jodi L. Walters, DPM, director of Podiatry Research, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Ariz., assistant professor, University of Arizona, and Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, will present a clinical abstract entitled, “Use of an Ultraportable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Platform for Optimized Healing of a High Risk Surgical Incision and Chronic Ulceration in a Patient with Spina Bifida.” The abstract describes a 22-year-old college student with a history of Spina Bifida, chronic pain and chronic right foot ulceration with suspected clinical osteomyelitis. He suffered from an infection and a non-healing ulceration that existed for over three-and-a-half years. The patient was treated with the ciSNaP® for use on the closed incision followed by use of the SNaP System for standard NPWT. The patient’s wound healed rapidly, enabling him to quickly return to active college life, and he remains completely healed after four months.

“Use of both the ciSNaP and the SNaP Systems successfully treated a young, high-risk patient,” said Dr. Walters. “This patient’s quality of life had been seriously compromised for a long time due to his chronic wound and infection, resulting in missed classes; however, once we began o
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