Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Foams
AQF Medical is one of the world’s largest fabricators of reticulated polyurethane foam for the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) market. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy systems improve wound healing by removing wound exudate, optimising blood flow, decreasing tissue oedema and bacterial count, and actively promoting tissue granulation.
Reticulated Polyurethane FoamThe use of NPWT has been well established in treating a variety of wounds, including;
- pressure ulcers
- surgical wounds
- traumatic wounds
- diabetic foot ulcers
- skin grafts
The properties of the reticulated foam depends on the number of pores per inch (PPI), which is categorized as low (<20 PPI), medium (<50 PPI), or fine pore (100 PPI). The polyurethane foam is used to fill open cavity wounds and can be cut to size to fit wounds, eliminating the need for gauze. A film drape is applied on top of the foam to create a seal around the dressing. Tubing connected to the wound vacuum exits vertically, with the fluid and wound exudates collected in the disposable canister.