A A simple and low-cost technique of creating a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) machine on the example of a severe phlegmon of lower limb in lower socio-economic area.

  • Marcin Kiszka Poznań University of Medical Sciences
  • Filip Kazubski Poznań University of Medical Sciences
  • Magdalena Maj, lek. Angiodiabetica
  • Tomasz Banasiewicz, prof. dr hab. Oddział kliniczny chirurgii ogólnej, endokrynologicznej i onkologii gastroenterologicznej, Szpital Kliniczny im. Heliodora Święcickiego UM w Poznaniu


The Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is an approved method of healing lower extremity ulcers of various origin, accelerating the wound closure process, thus decreasing the hospital-stay time and lowering the cost of the treatment. Although it is scarcely needed in developing countries such as Kenya, there is a lack of official supplier of the NPWT equipment. We present an improvised method of constructing a reliable and effective NPWT dressing form widely available tools in a case of treating a post-traumatic phlegmon in a HIV-positive patient.

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