The oval sponge: a simplified method for scrotal skin graft fixation using VAC device

The oval sponge: a simplified method for scrotal skin graft fixation using VAC device 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 [5]. 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 [1]. 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The oval sponge: a simplified method for scrotal skin graft fixation using VAC device

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-014-1013-x
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