Wound treatment employing reduced pressure

  • US 7,216,651 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2001
  • Issued: 05/15/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An appliance for administering a reduced pressure treatment to a wound, comprising:

  • (a) a one-piece flexible adhesive cover configured to cover and enclose the wound and adapted to maintain reduced pressure at the site of the wound;

    (b) reduced pressure supply means for connection to a source of suction, said reduced pressure supply means cooperating with said cover to supply at least 0.11 atm of reduced pressure; and

    a fluid trap interconnected between said reduced pressure supply means and said cover for collection of wound exudate.

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