Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC therapy) for the management of patients with high-energy soft tissue injuries.

@article{Herscovici2003VacuumassistedWC,
  title={Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC therapy) for the management of patients with high-energy soft tissue injuries.},
  author={Dolfi Herscovici and Roy W. Sanders and Julia M Scaduto and Anthony Infante and Thomas G. DiPasquale},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={683-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of a vacuum-assisted closure device in patients presenting with open high-energy soft tissue injuries. DESIGN Consecutive nonrandomized clinical study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS From August 1999 through October 2000, 21 patients, with 21 high-energy soft tissue wounds (6 tibial, 10 ankle, and 5 with wounds of the forearm, elbow, femur, pelvis, and a below-knee stump) were treated with a vacuum-assisted closure device at a Level 1 trauma center. INTERVENTION A… CONTINUE READING
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