Cochrane in CORR ®: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Skin Grafts and Surgical Wounds Healing by Primary Intention.

Cochrane in CORR®: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Skin Grafts and Surgical Wounds Healing by Primary Intention. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Mar;476(3):463-465 Authors: Johal H, Kreder H PMID: 29443840 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: This study reports a quantitative analysis of the efficacy of NPWT on skin graft fixation with NPWT providing consistent pressure and better drainage than conventional mechanical fixation. In addition, the use of NPWT also could increase graft take on the hand region. PMID: 31298660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Summary: A 69-year-old man presented with an accidental, self-inflicted, through-and-through left foot gunshot wound. An entry wound on the dorsum of the foot was noted, with a larger exit wound on the plantar aspect. X-ray revealed comminuted fractures of the second, third, fourth, and fifth metatarsals with numerous foreign bodies. Immediate excisional debridement was performed, and negative-pressure wound therapy was applied. A second look was performed 48 hours later. Five days after initial debridement, a Kirschner wire was utilized for fixation of the second metatarsal fracture, and an external fixator applied to t...
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ConclusionNPWT associated with DRT offers a higher rate of success in the treatment of complex wounds caused by burns, promotes increased DRT take rate, reduces DRT maturation time and increases the take rate of the skin graft.
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CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes of these cases suggest that NPWTi-d may be used as an adjunctive treatment modality for a variety of chronic wounds.
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