Early soft tissue coverage and negative pressure wound therapy optimises patient outcomes in lower limb trauma.

@article{Liu2012EarlyST,
  title={Early soft tissue coverage and negative pressure wound therapy optimises patient outcomes in lower limb trauma.},
  author={David H. Liu and Foti Sofiadellis and Mark Winter Ashton and Kirstie A Macgill and Angela Naomi Webb},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          772-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The timing of soft tissue reconstruction for severe open lower limb trauma is critical to its successful outcome, particularly in the setting of exposed metalware and pre-existing wound infection. The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may allow a delay in soft tissue coverage without adverse effects. This study evaluated the impact of delayed free-flap reconstruction, prolonged metalware exposure, pre-flap wound infection, and the efficacy of NPWT on the success of soft… CONTINUE READING
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