Review at the baseline visit found no necrotic tissue. A majority of the wound was granulated (70%), with slough present (20%) and 10 % of the wound had epithelialised.
7 days after starting the treatment with the portable NPWT, 20% of the wound had epithelialized and 80 % was granulated. No slough or necrotic tissue present.
The wound area decreased from 1 cm x 2 cm at baseline visit to 0,1 cm x 0,3 cm at visit 4 .
19 Days after the accident (Last follow up visit), 90% of the wound had epithelialised.
As the healing had progressed faster than expected and the thumb was forming satisfactory , the planned follow up surgery was not needed.
There was no clinical signs of infection during the treatment period. The surrounding skin appeared continuously healthy throughout. Canister fluid was clear and non-viscous and the exudation levels were low throughout the treatment period.
The patient reported no pain before or during the dressing changes.
Despite the difficult area to dress, the dressing was applied with full seal and no alarms were set off during the duration of treatment. Furthermore there were no additional dressing changes between visits.