Gaithersburg, Maryland -- Innovative Therapies Inc. (ITI) is offering a new 'bridging set' for its latest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) method, in which wounds are treated using vacuum assisted drainage and continuous irrigation.
ITI says this new product offers:
* Specialised polyurethane foam composition: larger pores and lower density than standard black foam to keep cells open and fluid moving.
* Optimal dimensions: Foam length, width, and depth designed for maximum flow.
* Ideally suited for ITI's dual-mode therapy: NPWT with irrigation. Two bridges can be employed, one for suction and one for irrigation.
* One set is needed per dressing change and consists of 2 hydrophobic foam bridges (35 x 4 x 2.5 cm) and 2 polyurethane drapes.
With bridging, ITI says, the clinician can locate connection ports away from the wound site. This is valuable for areas in danger of tube-to-skin pressure, such as wounds at the base of the spine. For areas such as a foot's plantar surface or heel, bridging to remote connection ports promotes a tight seal and allows the patient ease of movement.
Addressing multiple wounds or very small wounds, the clinician can bridge one wound to another, or bridge multiple wounds to a common connection point.
"Manufacturers are often slow to respond to clinicians' and patients' expressed needs," says Richard Vogel, ceo/president of ITI. "But we are not. ITI takes pride in being the first to offer this practical, proven and patented solution designed specifically for NPWT bridging."