The efficacy of vacuum assisted wound closure (VAC) is well documented. It has become a valuable tool in the reconstructive surgeon’s armamentarium. Its use may sometimes avoid the need for more complex reconstruction. VAC therapy helps draw wound edges together, aids fluid and oedema drainage and removal of bacterial contaminants.
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- Krug E.
- Berg L.
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Evidence-based recommendations for the use of negative pressure wound therapy in traumatic wounds and reconstructive surgery: steps towards and international consensus.
Injury. 2011; 42: s1-12
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- Evidence-based recommendations for the use of negative pressure wound therapy in traumatic wounds and reconstructive surgery: steps towards and international consensus.Injury. 2011; 42: s1-12
Published online: October 28, 2011
© 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.