Acute complex traumas of the lower limbs: a modern reconstructive approach with negative pressure therapy.

@article{Bollero2007AcuteCT,
  title={Acute complex traumas of the lower limbs: a modern reconstructive approach with negative pressure therapy.},
  author={Daniele Bollero and Riccardo Carnino and Daniela Risso and Ezio Nicola Gangemi and Maurizio Stella},
  journal={Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={589-94}
}
Acute traumas of the lower limbs cause complex functional damage for the association of skin loss with exposed tendons, bones, and/or vessels, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Once bone fixation and vascular repair have been carried out, the surgical treatment for skin damage is usually based on early coverage with conventional or microsurgical flaps. Negative pressure therapy can play a primary role in the management of the elderly or intensive care patients, where wounds are secondary… CONTINUE READING

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