Achieving Positive Outcomes in Orthopaedics -The role of single-use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT)

This informative and insightful presentation discusses the role of PICO single-use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT) in reducing Surgical Site Complications (SSC) in Orthopaedic surgery. Topics include an overview of the mechanism of action, the supporting clinical evidence and identifying 'at risk' patients. There are also examples of use in practice with a case series and practical tips . Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for a live Q&A session.

Learning Objectives

By attending this webinar participants will be able to:
• Describe the incidence and implications of SSCs in Orthopaedic surgery
• Explain the role of sNPWT in reducing SSC
• Define the mode of action and benefits of PICO sNPWT
• Describe the clinical evidence that supports the use of PICO sNPWT in closed incisions
• Identify at 'risk patients'
• Explain the considerations and application techniques when using PICO sNPWT The website may contain information and discussion (including the promotion of) methods, procedures or products that may not be available in certain countries or regions, or may be available under various other trade or service marks, names or brands.

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Mr Sudheer L Karlakki

FRCS (Ed&Gl), FRCS9Orth)

MSC(Orth Eng), LLM(Med Law) 

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Revision Specialist

RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT

Oswestry UK

Honorary Senior Lecturer (Keele University)

Mr Karlakki was appointed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in January 2003. He specialises in complex hip and knee replacement and revision surgeries performing in excess of 300 joint replacements a year.

He completed his higher surgical training in orthopaedics though the 'The All Wales Orthopaedic Training Programme', most of which was based around Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital and has a Masters degree in 'Orthopaedic Engineering’ as well as a Masters degree in 'Legal Aspects of Medical Practice' from Cardiff University.

He is fellowship trained in 'Hip and Knee Arthroplasty’ from Wrightington Hospital, Considered by many a birth place of hip replacement, and a 'Pelvic Fellowship' from Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto.

His research interests are mainly in the field of ‘Making Surgery Predictable’, which involves him in research that helps improve accuracy and predictability of out comes of surgery. Mr Karlakki believes in predictable wound healing being a key component of safe discharge home following surgery and naturally this is a keen area of interest for research. He is involved in improving surgical wound healing, utilising Negative Pressure Wound Dressings - active wound management, pioneered their use in Hip and Knee replacements with a higher risk of wound healing. His work in this area is not only published but has also won awards. He has also been part of an international consultant team for an American based implant manufacturer in developing advanced surgical instrumentation for a knee replacement which won several awards.

He is an invited faculty at various national and international meetings, therefore well-travelled and well exposed to global clinical practices. He is a member of British Hip and Knee society, British Orthopaedic Association, Welsh Orthopaedic Society and Wrightington Low Friction Society.

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