Kinetic Concepts introduces new negative pressure wound therapy in Canada

12 November 2012 (Last Updated November 12th, 2012 18:30)

Medical technology company Kinetic Concepts has launched its V.A.C.Ulta negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system in Canada.

Medical technology company Kinetic Concepts has launched its V.A.C.Ulta negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system in Canada.

The system combines either V.A.C. therapy or V.A.C. VeraFlo therapy, which is the combination of V.A.C. Therapy and instillation.

The V.A.C. VeraFlo therapy cleanses the wound with instillation of topical wound cleansers, and treats wounds with appropriate topical antimicrobial and antiseptic solutions.

In addition, VeraFlo therapy removes infectious material, heals the wound and prepares it for primary or secondary closure.

"The V.A.C. VeraFlo therapy cleanses the wound with instillation of topical wound cleansers, and treats wounds with appropriate topical antimicrobial and antiseptic solutions."

The VeraFlo therapy is also optimised by two new disposable dressings, the V.A.C. VeraFlo dressing and V.A.C. VeraFlo Cleanse dressing.

The VeraFlo dressing is designed to promote granulation, while the Cleanse dressing is effective in wound hydration, washing and flushing, according to the company.

Kinetic Concepts business unit director John Andonoff said; "The V.A.C.Ulta System with V.A.C. VeraFlo Therapy will give clinicians in Canada an opportunity to treat wounds that would benefit from the instillation of topical solutions: such as chronic and traumatic, contaminated or infected wounds."

Central Newfoundland Regional Health Care Centre general surgeon Dr Mark O'Driscoll said the launch of the V.A.C.Ulta Therapy has vastly increased the number of patients who can benefit from this therapy.

"The ability to apply the gold standard NPWT, while simultaneously delivering various wound care solutions, has quickened and improved outcomes of some very difficult to manage wounds," O'Driscoll said.