Improving Outcomes in Complex Patients

Welcome to this website on improving outcomes for patients following surgery. Every year over 250 million surgical procedures are performed and a significant proportion of them will develop a surgical site complication (SSC) such as infection, dehiscence or seroma1. The aim of this site is to provide a central hub for the latest evidence and expert opinion in the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.  It is split into various disciplines: Cardiothoracic surgery, General surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Open wounds, Orthopaedic surgery, and Plastic & Breast surgery.

1 World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Consensus Document. Closed surgical incision management: understanding the role of NPWT. Wounds International, 2016.