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J Pak Ortho Assoc.. 2017; 29(3): 98-103


Efficacy of VAC Suction in Traumatic & Non-traumatic Wound Infection Management

Khalid Saleem Aslam; Abidullah Khan Niazi; Hajira Sheikh; Md Irshad Khan; Mashhood Hamza.

Abstract
Objective: To asses the efficacy of VAC suction in traumatic and non-traumatic wound infection management
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on patients received as primary traumatic wounds or patients with chronic wound infections from January 2014 to December 2016.
Results: A total of 67 patients underwent VAC suction with traumatic and non-traumatic wound infection management including 49 (73.1%) males and 18 (26.9%) females. Mean age of patient was 41.5 (SD ±19.5 years) with a range of 10 to 80 years. Mean hospital stay was overall 12.7days (SD± 5.3), with range from 5-27 days.
In 35 patients (52%) showed no growth on culture and sensitivity (C/S), while 20 (30%) patients C/S showed Staphylococcus aureus, and very few patients showed Escherichia coli (1.5%), Klebsiella (3%) and Pseudomonas (4.5%) and other organisms (8.5%).
In 64 (95.5%) patients Vac suction Treatment achieved full eradication, while there were very few cases of reinfection (3%) and fulminant infection (1.5%).
Conclusion: Vacuum suction therapy proved to be very effective method in traumatic and non-traumatic wound infection including acute and chronic infections.

Key words: vacuum-assisted closure;topical negative pressure;traumatic and non-traumatic wounds



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