[Use of vacuum-assisted closure in the topical treatment of surgical site infections].

@article{Kili2009UseOV,
  title={[Use of vacuum-assisted closure in the topical treatment of surgical site infections].},
  author={Ayhan Kiliç and Ufuk Ozkaya and Sami S{\"o}k{\"u}c{\"u} and Seçkin Basilgan and Yavuz Selim Kabukçuoğlu},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={336-42}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the results of vacuum-assisted closure in the topical treatment of surgical site infections. METHODS Vacuum therapy was performed in 17 patients (10 males, 7 females; mean age 60 + or - 20 years) using the VAC system (Vacuum-Assisted Closure, Kinetic Concept Inc) for the treatment of surgical site infections. Infective wounds were in the hip (n=6), crus (n=5), knee (n=3), sacrum (n=2), and hand (n=1). The causative organism for infections was… CONTINUE READING

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