Negative Pressure Systems Improve Wound Healing After Breast Surgery
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, June 10, 2019 – Closed-incision negative-pressure wound therapy enhances recovery of patients following surgery, including mastectomy and breast reconstruction, says Constance Chen MD, a New York City-based, board-certified plastic surgeon. “Negative-pressure therapy takes the tension off of the wound to prevent incisions from coming apart. In addition, since the wound is hermetically sealed, it reduces the risk of wound infection since bacteria are unable to reach the wound,” says Dr. Chen, who uses a wound management system called PREVENA™ Therapy for her patients.
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