Limited Access Dressing

Pramod Kumar, MS, MCh, DNB

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Wounds. 2008;20(2):49-59. 

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Negative Pressure Wound Dressing

The vacuum sealing techniques (VST) were first described by Argenta et al[22] and Fleischmann et al.[23] Others[24,25,26,27] have used VST for the treatment of acute traumatic soft tissue defects, soft tissue defects complicated by exposed bone and/or implants, and skin graft and flap resurfacing.The optimal topical negative pressure (TNP) regimen has not yet been established.

Nakayama et al[28] have used negative pressure dressings on free skin grafts with an adhesive drape and a disposable suction drain. This method applies constant pressure on the graft and allows for easy inspection of possible hematomas and similar findings have been reported.[29,30,31,32]

Infected groin wounds following lymph node dissection and groin lymphorrhea have been effectively treated by negative pressure dressing.[33,34]

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