07216651 is referenced by 294 patents and cites 136 patents.

A method of treating tissue damage comprises applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachments. A wound treatment apparatus is provided in which a fluid impermeable wound cover is sealed over a wound site. A screen in the form of an open-cell foam screen or a rigid porous screen is placed beneath the wound cover over the wound. A vacuum pump supplies suction within the wound cover over the treatment site.

Title
Wound treatment employing reduced pressure
Application Number
9/863234
Publication Number
7216651 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2001
Publication Date
May 15, 2007
Inventor
Michael J Morykwas
Pfafftown
NC, US
Louis C Argenta
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman PC
Niels Haun
Assignee
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
NC, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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