A COMPARATIVE STUDY AMONG CONVENTIONAL GAUZE THERAPY AND VACUUM - ASSISTED CLOSURE WOUND THERAPY THROUGH A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED TRIAL
Vacuum–assisted closure wound therapy (vacuum therapy) is used as a tool to bridge the period between debridement and definite surgical closure in full-thickness wounds. We performed prospective randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of vacuum therapy to conventional moist gauze therapy in the management of full thickness wounds.
In ideal world V.A.C. Dressing equipment should be available at hand at all times and to every patient in need. But shortage of equipment in developed country or even unavailability in developing world is a common phenomenon. So we describe a new method of VAC dressing application without using the standard VAC equipment from material readily available to any surgeon (surgical suction unit, foam, opsite) and present our experience where negative suction dressing was applied without use of standard equipment.
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