Author: Jeff rey A. Rihn
RECOMMENDATION: There are no randomized studies comparing the use of incisional negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to standard dry dressings in spine surgery. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of incisional NPWT for high risk surgical wounds to reduce the risk of SSI.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 86%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 14% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)153