Smith & Nephew is launching its brand new PICO 7Y negative pressure therapy system designed to be able to treat two wounds at the same time. The system uses a single pump that can support two dressings via a special Y extension, helping with cost savings while reducing the amount of gear worn by the patient. This can be particularly beneficial for women choosing to undergo a double mastectomy.
The PICO 7Y relies on the company’s AIRLOCK technology that makes sure to evenly distribute the negative pressure, while evaporation and absorption is used to pull moisture from the wound.
The device comes with a number of dressings that can conform to the body’s curves and changing the dressings is not as frequent thanks to a built-in indicator that helps to know when changes are appropriate.
Compared to the original PICO device, the PICO 7Y is considerably quieter, an important factor for patients that have to live with the device on 24 hours a day for extended periods of time.
“With breast surgical procedures becoming more frequent, increasingly complex, and with more women at high risk of breast cancer choosing to undergo risk-reducing surgery, such as bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, PICO 7Y is improving the delivery of therapy for what is currently an unmet need,” in a published statement said Paolo Di Vincenzo, Smith & Nephew’s Senior Vice President Global Marketing of Advanced Wound Management. “PICO 7Y delivers effective therapy to two surgical wounds simultaneously with a unique patient friendly system, which we believe will help improve patient outcomes, patient management and health care professional efficiency across diverse clinical settings.”
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