The PICO™ System for C-sections: Greater satisfaction with scar appearance versus standard dressings

The PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) is an advanced dressing for use on closed incisions. This overview piece explores how more women with pre-pregnancy BMI of 30kg/m2 or greater were satisfied with cesarean section scar appearance using the PICO System versus standard dressings.

The study found:


  • Greater patient satisfaction with overall scar appearance with PICO sNPWT versus standard dressings (up to 12 months post surgery)
  • Significantly fewer hatch marks with PICO sNPWT versus standard dressings (at 6 and 12 months post surgery; p<0.05)

Additionally, the use of PICO sNPWT in the substudy significantly reduced the incidence of SSIs compared with standard dressings (4.7 versus 9.9%; 52.5% relative reduction). 

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