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Role of vacuum assisted closure therapy in chronic wounds: for some cases in Navi Mumbai

Shitiz Gupta, Shikha Gupta, Tanveer Parvez Shaikh, Jatin B. Wani, Ajay Gujar, Abhijit Bagul, Raj Gautam, Nandkishor Narwade, Sonia Miglani.

Background: This study was performed to evaluate the results of vacuum assisted wound therapy in patients with chronic non healing ulcer.
Methods: The study was conducted in the department of General Surgery at a tertiary care hospital. It was an observational study with prospective design. The role of NPWT in various wounds was studied in 10 patients.
Results: Out of 10 wounds taken in the study, 7 wounds reduced in area & were resurfaced with Split thickness skin grafting and 3 wounds showed reduction in area & were subjected to secondary closure.
Conclusions: Vacuum assisted closure (VAC) therapy provides sterile and controlled environment to large, exudating wound surfaces and is treatment of choice in infected / non healing wounds, not responding to standard treatment.

Key words: VAC Therapy, Chronic non healing ulcer, Ulcer, NPWT

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