A Healthesystems publication

Fall 2011

Wound V.A.C. Therapy: Patent Expiration Promotes Competition

Wound V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure®) therapy, also known as Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT), is commonly used to treat wound injuries for workers’ compensation claimants. This type of therapy assists in wound care, and helps to promote the healing process by working deep inside the wound. The current leading manufacturer of wound V.A.C. devices is KCI.

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