Negative pressure wound therapy for management of the surgical incision in orthopaedic surgery
There is a rapidly emerging literature on the effect of NPWT on the closed incision. Initiated and confirmed first with a randomised controlled trial in orthopaedic trauma surgery, studies in abdominal, plastic and vascular surgery with high rates of complications have been reported recently.
First experience with a new negative pressure incision management system on surgical incisions after cardiac surgery in high risk patients
Colli Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:160
Sternal wound infection remains a serious potential complication after cardiac surgery. A recent development for preventing wound complications after surgery is the adjunctive treatment of closed incisions withnegative pressure wound therapy.
Negative pressure wound therapy is an effective, readily-available treatment option that is less invasive than exploration and ligation of leaking lymphatics and provides good control of drainage and rapid wound closure in critically ill patients.
Major bleeding during negative pressure wound/ V.A.C.® - therapy for postsurgical deep sternal wound infection
Negative-pressure wound therapy, commercially known as vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.®) therapy, has become one of the most popular (and efficacious) interim (prior to flap reconstruction) or definite methods of managing deep sternal wound infection.
Role of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
The purpose of this study is to compare the rate of ulcer healing with the negative pressure dressing technique to conventional moist dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.