Negative pressure therapy: theory and practice.

  title={Negative pressure therapy: theory and practice.},
  author={Michael Valentin Schintler},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
Negative pressure (wound) therapy, synonymous with topical negative pressure or vacuum therapy mainly cited as branded VAC® (vacuum-assisted closure) therapy, is a mode of therapy used to encourage wound healing. It is used both as primary treatment of chronic and complex wounds and as an adjunct for temporary closure and wound bed preparation preceding surgical procedures such as skin grafts and flap surgery. The device has come into wide and successful use, although the physiological basis of… CONTINUE READING


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