Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Can your wound contact layer be used in conjunction with NPWT?

By : Mölnlycke Health Care, March 9 2016Posted in: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

54% of clinicians interviewed did not know whether their preferred wound contact layer could be safely used under negative pressure wound therapy doctor icon infographic

Not all wound contact layers can be safely used under negative pressure wound treatment.

At Mölnlycke Health Care we take patient safety seriously that is why both our Mepitel® and Mepitel® One contact layers are indicated for use in conjunction with Avance® or other NPWT system2,3.

This application is also backed up by extensive medical evidence, demonstrating the effectiveness of our wound contact layers in more than 140 patients receiving NPWT 4-11.

To check whether your contact layer is indicated for use under NPWT, read the instructions for use leaflet which comes within the packaging.

Click on the links to find out more about the use of Mepitel and Mepitel One in conjunction with NPWT or contact us.


  1. Mölnlycke Health Care Survey, Wound contact layers with NPWT, Sept-Nov 2015.
  2. Mepitel® Instruction For Use
  3. Mepitel® One Instruction For Use
  4. Acton, C. Use of Mepitel® One in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy: a case study series. Poster, 2009
  5. Nordmyr, J et al. Vacuum assisted wound closure in patients with lower extremity arterial disease. The experience from two tertiary referral-centres. International angiology 2009(2): 26-31.
  6. Banwell P. E. Topical negative pressure therapy in wound care. Journal of Wound Care 1999; 8 (2): 79-84
  7. Blakely, M. The innovative use of Safetac® soft silicone in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy: three case studies. Poster, 2007.
  8. Dunbar, A. et al. Silicone net dressing as an adjunt with negative pressure wound therapy. Ostomy Wound Management 2006, vol. 51, issue l A (suppl):21-22
  9. Poulakidas, S. Facilitating Residual Wound Closure After Partial Graft Loss With Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy. Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008;129 4):663-5.
  10. Muller, S.O.R. and de Jongh, G.J. Craniofacial necrotizing fasciitis: reconstruction after surgery. Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:75-80
  11. Jones SM, Banwell PE, Shakespeare PG. Interface dressings influence the delivery of topical negative-pressure therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005;116:1023-1028
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