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PICO 7Y sNPWT with new user benefits

Preventing and treating wound complications is vital to help reduce infection rates, prevent re-admissions and improve outcomes. Using PICO (7Y) in breast surgery may help to reduce post-operative wound complications and help improve the quality of scarring.1-3


Helping to reduce surgical site complications and improving scar quality


The benefits of negative pressure wound therapy in closed surgical incisions

benefits of NPWT

Improved scar quality

In breast reduction surgery, patients treated with PICO sNPWT had significantly improved scar quality compared to care with standard dressings

PICO 7Y sNPWT: Pioneering technology

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PICO 7Y sNPWT application examples

Ordering information

PICO 7Y sNPWT PICO 7Y sNPWT kit Product code
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  • Pump
  • Pump clip
  • 2 large Multisite dressings
  • 2 extended soft port 450 mm
  • Secondary fixation
  • Secondary fixation strips


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  1. Holt R and Murphy J. PICO incision closure in oncoplastic breast surgery: a case series. Br J Hosp Med 2015;76(4):217-2232.
  2. TanaydinV, Beugels J, Andriessen A, Sawor JH, van der Hulst RRWJ. Randomized controlled study comparing disposable negative-pressure wound therapy with standard care in bilateral breast reduction mammoplasty evaluating surgical site complications and scar quality. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018; 10. Smith & Nephew. PICO – the early studies. Data on file; 2011: SN8684.
  3. R. Galiano, et al. The effects of a single use canister-free Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System* on the prevention of postsurgical wound complications in patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction surgery. Paper presented at: The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAP’s) 30th Annual Scientific Meeting; 2014; London.
  4. Strugala, V., Martin, R. Meta-analysis of comparative trials evaluating a prophylactic single-use negative pressure wound therapy system for the prevention of surgical site complications. Surgical Infections, Vol. 18, No. 00, 2017.
  5. Galiano R et al. A prospective, randomized, intra-patient, comparative, open, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy of a single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system on the prevention of post-surgical incision healing complications in patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018;6:e1560.
  6. Smith & Nephew February 2011. Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) of PICO dressing with a 7 day test duration against S. marcescens. Internal Report. 1102010.
  7. Sim K, Mackowski A, Bevis H, Hamza S. The use of PICO dressing in mastectomy patients: A Retrospective Analysis. Paper presented at: World Congress of Surgery; 2017; Basel, Switzerland.
  8. Canonico S et al. Therapeutic possibilities with portable NPWT. Initial multidisciplinary observations with the negative pressure device. Acta Vulnol 2012;10: 57-66.
  9. Malmsjö M et al. Biological effects of a disposable, canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system (in-vitro). ePlasty 2014;14:e15. 10. Smith & Nephew. PICO – the early studies. Data on file; 2011: SN8684.

*Reduction in wound breakdown: 24 patients; PICO 4.2%; standard dressings 16.7%. Number of patients too small to test for statistical significance.

‡Reduction in dehiscence: 200 patients; PICO 32 patients (16%); standard care 52 patients (26%); p<0.001.

§Significantly better scar quality at 42 days and 90 days assessment; p<0.001