How are vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) sponges used in the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) sponges conform to the wound surface by suction and stimulate wound contracture while removing exudate and edema. Daily whirlpool therapy or pulse lavage therapy may be used to irrigate and mechanically debride the wound.


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