Current concepts in negative pressure wound therapy. Academic Article uri icon


  • Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is becoming recognized in veterinary medicine as a viable option for the management of complex wounds. NPWT has many advantages over traditional wound care and results in quicker and improved wound healing in many instances. This article discusses the art and science of NPWT, as well as the many current indications, complications, advantages and disadvantages, and future directions of NPWT in small animal veterinary medicine. This therapy will likely have a growing role in veterinary medical practice for complicated wound management and other usages in coming years.

published proceedings

  • Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Howe, L. M.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Howe, Lisa M

publication date

  • January 2015