Avelle Clinical Evidence

Avelle™ NPWT System

The Avelle™ System in Practice: Case Studies

Closed Surgical Incision

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  • 45-year-old female.
  • BMI of >35.
  • Breast cancer patient – mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction using a total latissimus dorsi flap.


  • 21 cm surgical wound. Skin closed stitched with resorbable subcuticular sutures.
  • The wound broke down and was measured at (L) 6 cm x (W) 2 cm with extensive undermining.

Management & Results

  • Avelle™ NPWT System with the 12x31cm dressing applied on day 2, and the dressing was changed on days 5, 7 and 10 postoperatively, at which point NPWT discontinued.
  • The wound showed improvement, measuring (L) 6 cm x (W) 1.5 cm, exudate in the drain remained stable. The wound had dried up; dead tissue had been successfully debrided and the peri-wound skin was less purple.

Dehisced Abdominal Wound

Dehisced Abdominal Wound Image - Avelle Study


  • 56-year-old male.
  • BMI of >35 underwent surgery for ulcerated diverticulitis with peritonitis.


  • Grade 1 dehisced surgical wound.
  • Wound measured 22 cm in length at the start of therapy.

Management & Results

  • The Avelle™ NPWT System was applied for a 30-day period with 8 dressing changes.
  • The wound had signifi cantly reduced in size at the end of the 30-day therapy period.


In a multi-center evaluation of 92 patients treated with the Avelle™ NPWT System1:

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