Delayed primary closure in damage control laparotomy: the value of the Wittmann patch.

@article{Hadeed2007DelayedPC,
  title={Delayed primary closure in damage control laparotomy: the value of the Wittmann patch.},
  author={Josef G Hadeed and Gregory W Staman and Hector S Sariol and Sanjay Kumar and Steven E Ross},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={10-2}
}
Damage control laparotomy has become an accepted practice in trauma surgery. A number of methods leading to delayed primary closure of the abdomen have been advocated; complications are recognized with all these methods. The approach to staged repair using the Wittmann patch (Star Surgical Inc., Burlington, WI) combines the advantages of planned… CONTINUE READING