A wound therapy team consisting director Wang Xiaojun and surgeons Long Xiao, Wang Zhi and Bai Ming from PUMCH’s Plastic Surgery Department is the first in China to introduce negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to reduce bacterial load, speed up granulation growth and create conditions for operation, thus forming a unique mode featuring comprehensive assessment, multidisciplinary cooperation and early-stage intervention. From 2009, when the first wound therapy ward in China was established, to the end of 2015, the team had treated 267 cases, performed 483 repair and consultation operations and revised the guide on the application of NPWT. The team has won the honor of key clinical department from the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the third prize of medical achievements of PUMCH in 2015.
The Plastic Surgery Department, dedicated to clinical research on wound therapy, established in 2009 China’s first wound therapy ward. Tackling both acute and chronic wounds, it gradually formed its own method of treatment: four steps for chronic wounds: cleaning, negative pressure, operation and dressing change; four stages for acute wounds: life preserving, limb and organ preserving, negative pressure and operation, and rehabilitation training. Negative pressure is applied to both chronic and acute wounds.