Management of complex infected postoperative Caesarean section wound with negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi): a multidisciplinary team approach

  • B Davids Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre
  • P Moultrie Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre
  • N Kairinos Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre
Keywords: Caesarean section wound, negative pressure wound therapy, NPWTi

Abstract

Caesarean sections represent 76.9% of births in the population covered by medical aids in South Africa, which is one of the highest in the world. The authors present a case of a patient with a complex, infected Caesarean section wound, which was successfully treated by a multidisciplinary team using surgical debridement, various types of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and definitive closure. This combined treatment allowed the patient to be managed as an outpatient, able to care for her newborn twins, with a positive impact on her emotional, psychological and social well-being.

Author Biographies

B Davids, Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre

Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre, Netcare Christian Barnard Hospital, South Africa

P Moultrie, Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre

Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre, Netcare Christian Barnard Hospital, South Africa

N Kairinos, Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre

Cape Advanced Wound Care Centre, Netcare Christian Barnard Hospital, South Africa

Published
2020-12-03
Section
Case Study