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Oliver's Story

Learn about how ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy helped one millworker get back to his life.



In January 2010, Oliver Glenn, a millworker in Port Huron, Michigan, was working at a construction site when he fell 35 feet and landed on a beam. He developed Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. His surgeons applied the ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy and, to their surprise, Mr. Glenn was able to be closed up within 24 hours of being placed on the ABTHERA™ Therapy. Mr. Glenn has expressed how grateful he is to ACELITY™ for creating the ABTHERA™ Therapy because without it, he would have not been able to get back to his life.


This video depicts one patient's results with the ABTHERA™ Therapy. Results and outcomes should not be interpreted as a guarantee or warranty of similar results. Individual results may vary depending on the patient's circumstances and condition.


Important Note: Only your physician can diagnose and appropriately treat your condition. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of ABTHERA™ Therapy and whether it is right for you.