Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:697–698 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1013-x LETTER TO THE EDITOR The oval sponge: a simplified method for scrotal skin graft fixation using VAC device Sara AlFadil & Shabeer Ahmad Wani & Sari M. Rabah & Mohammed Y. Mirza Received: 10 July 2014 /Accepted: 16 August 2014 /Published online: 12 September 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, cover to the scrotum. Other emerging VAC fixation techniques, The vacuum-assisted closure (VAC, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., such as the “sandwich technique”, developed by Djedovic et al. San Antonio, TX, USA) is a widely used device in wound have also yielded favorable results . management. It has been postulated that the VAC machine At our institution, we have established a method for provides a favorable environment for skin graft uptake due to reconstructing post necrotizing fasciitis perineal defects with- out the use of a basket-shaped VAC. As a tertiary care center, its ability to clear wound exudate, enhance the production of granulation tissue, and to reduce soft tissue oedema . More- we receive a great number of cases from all over the kingdom. over, the physical flexibility of this device has proven to be Given the simplicity of the technique and the
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2014
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