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Smith+Nephew Introduces the RENASYS™ EDGE Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology company, is pleased to announce the launch of its RENASYS EDGE Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System in the United States.

It is estimated that the annual financial burden of chronic wounds in the US is $33 billion,1 and affecting some 8.2 million people.*2 The RENASYS EDGE System is designed for patients suffering from these wounds and living at home. Chronic wounds, including ulcers, have a huge impact on a patient’s life beyond just the pain and discomfort, with 68% often becoming self-conscious of their wound and many becoming isolated.3 The need to carry a bulky, noisy medical device that draws attention to their condition only increases this discomfort.

Designed to be patient-centric, the RENASYS EDGE System is lightweight and compact, allowing it to be easily carried or worn.4 It features a discrete canister and operates quietly, so as not to draw attention or disturb the patients’ daily activities.4

“When designing the RENASYS EDGE System we kept patients and their needs in the forefront of our minds,” stated Laura Ackerman, Vice President and General Manager, NPWT at Smith+Nephew. “It’s the very definition of our purpose – taking the limits off life for our patients – allowing patients to continue with their daily lives while receiving prescribed negative pressure wound therapy. And I’m excited about our new partnerships with SunMED Medical Solutions and First Nation Group. These partnerships will allow us to get our new innovative technology to more patients on a national level and support our expanding growth. With SunMED in the commercial healthcare market and First Nation Group supporting our veterans, RENASYS EDGE will create lasting impact on the way patients experience and benefit from negative pressure wound therapy in the home.”

Burt Thomas, a RENASYS EDGE patient explained his experience with the system by stating, “I was not hindered by it at all. I was able to go on outings, play games, and was actually able to do a lot of day-to-day activities. I hope other people can benefit like I did.”

For clinicians, the RENASYS EDGE system is intuitive and easy-to-use.5 Its user-friendly interface gives step-by-step guidance on therapy application,5 and technical support is just one click away during set up with the near field communication feature on the system. Additionally, Smith+Nephew provides a 24-hour customer support patient and clinical hotline.

Are you a clinician wanting to learn more about how the RENASYS EDGE System can support clinical practice and benefit patients?
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About Smith+Nephew
Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology company focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 19,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.

Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.2 billion in 2022. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN). The terms ‘Group’ and ‘Smith+Nephew’ are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context *requires otherwise. For more information about Smith+Nephew, please visit www.smith-nephew.com.

About First Nation Group
First Nation Group, the premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and Small Business, is a nationwide, stocking distributor of medical-surgical equipment and supplies, generic pharmaceutical products, and remote setup solutions exclusively serving the U.S. Federal Government.

Since 1992, First Nation Group has been at the forefront of the medical equipment industry delivering superior products, service, and support while giving back generously. Representing leading manufacturers, First Nation Group takes pride in providing TAA compliant, cost-effective solutions of the most well-respected product lines with a 99% same-day fill rate. Learn more about this purpose-driven business at firstnationgroup.com.

  1. Rice JB, Desai U, Cummings AK, Birnbaum HG, Skornicki M, Parsons NB. Burden of diabetic foot ulcers for Medicare and private insurers. Diabetes Care. 2014 Mar;37(3):651-8. Numbers are rounded where appropriate.
  2. Sen CK. Human wounds and its burden: An updated compendium of estimates. Advances in Wound Care, 2019; 8(2):39-48
  3. Phillips T, StantonB, Provan A, Lew R. A study of the impact of leg ulcers on quality of life: financial, social, and psychologic implications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1994;31(1):49–53
  4. Smith+Nephew 2022. Internal Report. EO.AWM.PCS270.003.v1.
  5. Smith and Nephew 2022. RENASYS EDGE System Human Factors Summative Report Summary. Internal Report. CSD.AWM.22.071.