The 3M™ AbThera™ Advance Open Abdomen Dressing, when used with Negative Pressure Therapy provided by the 3M™ V.A.C.® Ulta Therapy Unit provides an active temporary abdominal closure system, designed to remove fluids from the abdominal cavity and draw wound edges together, helping to achieve primary fascial closure while protecting abdominal contents from external contaminants1. 1. Instructions for Use 2. Cheatham ML, Demetriades D, Fabian TC et al. Prospective Study Examining Clinical Outcomes Associated with a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System and Barker's Vacuum Packing Technique. World J Surg 2013;37:2018-2030. 3. Schmidt M, Hall C, Mercer D, Kieswetter K. Novel foam design actively draws wound edges together under negative pressure: benchtop and pre-clinical assessment [abstract] Schmidt M, Hall C, Mercer D, Kieswetter K. Presented at the SAWC Fall 2018 Meeting, November 2-4, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada 2018;
The AbThera Advance Dressing features a perforated foam that collapses medially helping facilitate primary fascial closure by providing medial tension on the wound edges when negative pressure is applied.
The AbThera Advance Dressing Kit consists of 1 fenestrated visceral protective layer, 2 pieces of 3M™ AbThera™ Advance perforated foam, 1 SensaT.R.A.C. tube set, and 4 pieces of 3M™ V.A.C.® drape.