3M Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Solutions

3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy: Bringing a New Certainty to Wound Care

  • V.A.C.® Therapy is a clinically proven, integrated wound management system that provides negative pressure at the wound site.

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    There is only one V.A.C.® Therapy

    V.A.C.® Therapy has set the standard for wound care since its introduction in 1995. While a number of other negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) systems have followed in the past 20 years, there's only one V.A.C.® Therapy.

    With more than 10 million wounds treated worldwide1, 60 randomized controlled trials, 1,300 peer- reviewed articles, and 1,400 published journal articles, V.A.C.® Therapy has amassed more published clinical evidence than any other NPWT product2, and the difference is in the data. Only V.A.C.® Therapy has shown:

  • 80% reduction in risk of readmission3

  • 76% reduction in need of reoperation3

  • 40% reduction in incidences of surgical dehiscence and infection5

  • 50% shorter healing time4

  • 25% reduction of cost for chronic wounds and 17% cost reduction for acute wounds6

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    1. KCI. Cumulative NPWT Wounds 2018.
    2. KCI. Current V.A.C.® Therapy publication numbers as of June 2020.
    3. Page JC, Newsander B, Schwenke DC, Hansen M, Ferguson J. Retrospective analysis of negative pressure wound therapy in open foot wounds with significant soft tissue defects. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2004;17(7):354-364.
    4. Blume PA, Walters J, Payne W, Ayala J, Lantis J. Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy using vacuum-assisted closure with advanced moist wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(4):631-636.
    5. Stannard JP, Volgas DA, McGwin G III, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy after high-risk lower extremity fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012;26(1):37-42.
    6. Law A. Economic value with V.A.C.® Therapy: Effect of early versus late initiation of negative pressure wound therapy on total treatment and wound-related costs. Analysis conducted on insurance claims data by Axia Ltd. 2015..

    NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application.
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