Micro- and macromechanical effects on the wound bed of negative pressure wound therapy using gauze and foam.

@article{Borgquist2010MicroAM,
  title={Micro- and macromechanical effects on the wound bed of negative pressure wound therapy using gauze and foam.},
  author={Ola Borgquist and Lotta Gustafsson and Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsj{\"o}},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={789-93}
}
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) results in 2 types of tissue deformation, macrodeformation (ie, wound contraction) and microdeformation (ie, the interaction of tissue and dressing on a microscopic level). These effects have been delineated for one type of wound filler, foam, but not for gauze. The mechanical deformation initiates a signaling cascade which ultimately leads to wound healing. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of gauze and foam on macro- and… CONTINUE READING