Adjustable, Skin-Stretching External Fixation Device and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Application for Infected Full-Thickness Skin Defects

A Case Series Study

Ye Peng, MD; Wei Zhang, MD; Faran Bokhari, MD; Zuo Cao, MD; Gongzi Zhang, MD; Shuwei Zhang, MD; Lihai Zhang, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(7):178-184. 

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There are some limitations to this study. This was a single-center, retrospective case series, and the number of cases was small. There were no comparisons to the traditional methods, such as free flap or musculocutaneous flap treatment. The follow-up time was not long enough to observe the scar appearance or functional recovery. Multicenter, randomized controlled trails are necessary for further clinical assessment of this method.