Clinical Outcome of Vacuum Assisted Closure Device in Healing of Complex Orthopaedic Wounds

Dr Jagajeev. JR, Addl. Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2020 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Vacuum assisted wound healing is a recent innovation and proven technique that results in faster and better healing of wounds based on the application of negative suction pressure. Objectives: To determine the clinical outcome of vacuum assisted closure device in healing of complex orthopedic wounds. Methods: In this case series ,a prospective longitudinal study was conducted on 56 patients with complex orthopedic wounds by negative pressure therapy in the form of vacuum assisted closure using
more » ... sted closure using low resources Results: Evaluation done based on the changes in the wound surface areas and wound bed scores with each round of application of vacuum assisted closure device (maximum of 3).Reduction in wound surface area was 11.5% at the end of the treatment with p=0.000.Wound scoring on an average 68.4%at the end of treatment with VAC device with P=0.000. Conclusion: Vacuum assisted closure device significantly and effectively improves wound healing and is especially useful in low resource setting.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v8i6.33 fatcat:2kx3xd3ry5efbi3wialqm45uoe