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The Power to Protect with 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy

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Reduce the risk of surgical site infections and post-operative complications with 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy.

Prevena Therapy is designed to help protect the surgical incision and reduce the risk of surgical site complications to improve patient outcomes across multiple surgical specialties.1-11 This can also help to reduce the burden on healthcare facilities through reduced reoperations 2,5,8 and associated additional costs of treatment.10,11
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a Medical Innovation Briefing advising on Prevena Therapy for closed surgical incisions.
Visit NICE Website – MIB173 Prevena Therapy for closed surgical incisions

The scientifically proven power of 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy

New data from the PROMISES randomised controlled trial affirmed that Prevena Therapy significantly reduced the risk of 90-day surgical site complications (SSCs) and readmissions, when compared with the current standard of care (SOC). In fact, the evidence supporting the efficacy of Prevena Therapy was so strong that the study was terminated before its planned completion.12

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    Reduction in SSCs*

    3.4% (5/147) Prevena Therapy vs.
    14.3% (21/147) SOC

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    Reduction in readmission rates*

    3.4% (5/147) Prevena Therapy vs.
    10.2% (15/147) SOC

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    Fewer mean dressing changes*

    1.1 ± 0.3 Prevena Therapy vs.
    1.3 ± 1.0 SOC (p=0.0003)*

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Learn more about Prevena Therapy related to your surgical specialty. Access our library of resources; including clinical evidence, decision guides, case studies and more.

Proactive risk management. Supported by publications.

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How does Prevena Therapy work?

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All-in-one solution for surgical incisions and open wounds. 


Helping to protect patients from postoperative complications for enhanced recovery

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    3M™ Prevena Restor™ Therapy

    The latest innovation in our Prevena family. See how Prevena Restor Therapy can help elevate your patients' postoperative outcomes by helping protect the surgical site and optimising the healing environment.

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    View product details and resources for Prevena kits, dressings, devices and accessories.

Further Resources
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    Prevena Therapy for patients

    Access helpful information which explains the Prevena Incision Management System, as well as what to expect while a patient is using Prevena Therapy.

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    Medical Education

    Find educational resources to help deepen your expertise and enhance patient care and safety in surgical settings.

Application videos

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NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. This material is intended for healthcare professionals.


  1. Ferrando PM, Ala A, Bussone R, Bergamasco L, Actis Perinetti F, Malan F. Closed incision negative pressure therapy in oncological breast surgery: comparison with standard care dressings. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Jun 15;6(6):e1732. doi:10.1097/GOX000000000000173
  2. Pleger SP, Nink N, Elzien M, Kunold A, Koshty A, Boning A. Reduction of groin wound complications in vascular surgery patients using closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT): a prospective, randomised, single-institution study. Int Wound J. 2018;15(1):75-83.
  3. Cooper HJ, Bas MA. Closed-incision negative-pressure therapy versus antimicrobial dressings after revision hip and knee surgery: a comparative study. J Arthroplasty. 2016 May;31(5):1047-1052. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2015.11.010
  4. Redfern RE, Cameron-Ruetz C, O’Drobinak SK, Chen JT, Beer KJ. Closed incision negative pressure therapy effects on postoperative infection and surgical site complication after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017;32:3333-3339. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2017.06.019
  5. Newman JM, Siqueira MBP, Klika AK, Molloy RM, Barsoum WK, Higuera CA. Use of closed incisional negative pressure wound therapy after revision total hip and knee arthroplasty in patients at high risk for infection: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Mar;34(3):554-559e1. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018
  6. Stannard JP, Volgas DA, McGwin G 3rd, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy after high-risk lower extremity fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012;26(1):37‐42. doi:10.1097/BOT.0b013e318216b1e5.
  7. Grauhan O, Navasardyan A, Hofmann M, et al. Prevention of poststernotomy wound infections in obese patients by negative pressure wound therapy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013;145:1387-1392.
  8. Gabriel A, Sigalove S, Sigalove N, et al. The impact of closed incision negative pressure therapy on postoperative breast reconstruction outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Aug; 6(8): e1880.doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001880
  9. Stannard JP, Volgas DA, McGwin G 3rd, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy after high-risk lower extremity fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012;26(1):37‐42. doi:10.1097/BOT.0b013e318216b1e5.
  10. Kwon J, Staley C, McCullough M, Goss S, Arosemena M, Abai B, Salvatore D, Reiter D, DiMuzio P. A randomized clinical trial evaluating negative pressure therapy to decrease vascular groin incision complications. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1744-1752. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.05.224. Epub 2018 Aug 17. PMID: 30126781.
  11. Gabriel A, Maxwell GP. Economic Analysis Based on the Use of Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy after Postoperative Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1S Management of Surgical Incisions Utilizing Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy):36S-40S. doi: 1097/PRS.0000000000005311. PMID: 30586102.