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Journal of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation

Volume  4, Issue 1, January-March 2022, Pages 20-26

 

Review Article

Versatility of Negative Pressure Wound Dressings in Plastic Surgery
Leon V Alexander
Leon V Alexander / Versatility of Negative Pressure Wound Dressings in Plastic Surgery / Journal of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation. 2022;4(1):20-26.
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Abstract

Negative wound dressing, also known as Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) dressings, have become a staple for most plastic surgeons when managing difficult wounds. But nowadays, the scope of VAC dressings has broadened and includes burn wounds, open fracture wounds, radiation wounds, post-surgical wounds, abdominal wounds and post-traumatic complex wounds. This review discusses the mechanism of action of VAC, applications, pros and cons of this technique and finally, the future directions and research that must be done to refine this technique.


Corresponding Author : Leon V Alexander