Can MPPT harm the wound bed?

MPPT sucks the exudate fluid away from the wound surface by means of capillary forces. Capillary forces automatically stop the sucking action as soon as there is no longer any excess fluid present because air will enter the system and break the continuous water column. Consequently, the suction…

Can MPPT over-dry the wound?

MPPT sucks the exudate fluid away from the wound surface by means of capillary forces. Capillary forces only work when there is excess fluid present. Therefore, the suction stops automatically as soon as there is no longer any excess fluid present and, consequently, there will never be any…

What is capillary action / capillary forces?

Capillary action is the movement of water within the spaces of a porous material due to the forces of adhesion, cohesion, and surface tension. In less technical terms, capillary action occurs because water is sticky, which means that water molecules stick to each other and to other materials.…

How does MPPT work (MoA)?

MPPT works in three steps: Absorption, Pumping by capillary forces and Evaporation. The Exudate is absorbed into the MPPT micropore particles. These are highly porous and the pores (or capillaries) are interconnected. The capillaries work as a battery of small individual pumps that by means of capillary forces…

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