Negative pressure wound therapy in wound management. A review.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.6476767

Jaimes Duran EM. et al. Negative pressure wound therapy in wound management. A review. Am J Med Surg. April 2022; 7(3). 65-68

BACKGROUND:

Complex wounds management has represented a challenge for healthcare physicians, specifically for surgeons. Conventional techniques have long been in use for its proper management, however, the desired results are not always achieved. The use of sub atmospheric pressure dressings, commercially available as the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device, has proven to be an effective way to accelerate the recovery of hard-to-heal wounds.

In this brief review, it is highlighted the importance of the VAC system in successful wound healing.

 

Keywords:

Vacuum-assisted closure, Wound, Wound closure.