Complex lower extremity wounds treated with skin grafts and NPWT: a retrospective review.

@article{Ross2011ComplexLE,
  title={Complex lower extremity wounds treated with skin grafts and NPWT: a retrospective review.},
  author={Ronald E. Ross and Pejman Aflaki and Cynthia Gendics and John C Lantis},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={490, 492-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a single centre experience with the use of NPWT for securing split-thickness skin grafts in the management of specifically lower extremity chronic wounds, including revascularised arterial wounds, amputations, diabetic and venous leg ulcers. METHOD A seven-year retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of all the patients who underwent primary split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) with immediate postoperative NPWT for at least 96 hours was carried out… CONTINUE READING