Case study

Healing a panniculus wound

Donna Rydberg, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Regional Hospital for Respiratory and Complex Care, Seattle, WA.

panniculus wound post-surgical view
panniculus wound post-surgical view
panniculus wound post-surgical view with surgical drain

panniculus wound; Granulated tissue; no adhesion of sutured wound edges
panniculus wound after negative pressure wound therapy set up


panniculus wound immediately prior to final closure

panniculus wound total wound recovery