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Surgical views: Vacuum-assisted wound closure: application and mechanism of action.

Kirkby, K, Wheeler, J, Farese, J, Ellison, G, Bacon, N, Sereda, C and Lewis, D (2009) Surgical views: Vacuum-assisted wound closure: application and mechanism of action. Compend Contin Educ Vet, 31 (12). E1-E7.

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Abstract

Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a wound management therapy that creates local negative pressure over a wound bed to promote healing. Benefits of VAC therapy include removal of fluid from the extravascular space, improved circulation, enhanced granulation tissue formation, increased bacterial clearance, and hastening of wound closure. This article describes the mechanism of action of VAC therapy, reviews application techniques, and lists potential complications and contraindications.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kirkby, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wheeler, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Farese, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ellison, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bacon, Nn.bacon@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Sereda, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lewis, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : December 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Debridement, Postoperative Complications, Pressure, Suture Techniques, Vacuum, Wound Healing, Wounds and Injuries
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:19
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/827317

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