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Kinetic Concepts, Inc

ABThera open abdomen negative pressure therapy system. The device is the latest addition to Kinetic Concepts, Inc's (KCI's) negative pressure technology platform. ABThera addresses patient quality of life through an easy-to-use system designed to assist surgeons in the management and treatment of "open abdomen" and to help achieve primary fascial closure. According to the manufacturer, specific benefits of the new system include providing active removal of fluid and reduction of edema, delivering medial tension that helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain, helping to isolate viscera and abdominal compartment from external environment, providing separation between the abdominal wall and viscera, and removing infectious and inflammatory materials from the abdomen.


The ABThera system is indicated for temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. The system's intended use is in open abdominal wounds, with exposed viscera, including but not limited to abdominal compartment syndrome.

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