Problem-adapted application of vacuum occlusion dressings: case report and clinical experience

Problem-adapted application of vacuum occlusion dressings: case report and clinical experience Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC), a technique using subatmospheric pressure dressings, has been widely used for treatment of various chronic and complicated wounds. In addition to the advantages of an occlusive dressing therapy, the VAC therapy has proved effective in evacuating wound fluid, increasing tissue oxygen tension, decreasing bacterial contamination, and stimulating granulation tissue formation. This leads to more rapid re-epithelialization of wounds compared to conventional dressings. A two-phase VAC technique to provide enhanced coverage of an ischemic ulcer of the lower leg in a diabetic patient is presented. The refined VAC therapy scheme is described in detail and the results in a further 19 patients with complicated wounds of the lower leg and feet are reported. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Problem-adapted application of vacuum occlusion dressings: case report and clinical experience

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380000189
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Abstract

Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC), a technique using subatmospheric pressure dressings, has been widely used for treatment of various chronic and complicated wounds. In addition to the advantages of an occlusive dressing therapy, the VAC therapy has proved effective in evacuating wound fluid, increasing tissue oxygen tension, decreasing bacterial contamination, and stimulating granulation tissue formation. This leads to more rapid re-epithelialization of wounds compared to conventional dressings. A two-phase VAC technique to provide enhanced coverage of an ischemic ulcer of the lower leg in a diabetic patient is presented. The refined VAC therapy scheme is described in detail and the results in a further 19 patients with complicated wounds of the lower leg and feet are reported.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2000

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