Read by QxMD icon Read

Wound vac

shared collection
1 papers 0 to 25 followers
By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Joseph Hardwicke, Peter Paterson
The British Association of Plastic Surgeons and British Orthopaedic Association estimate that 70% of Gustilo 3b tibial fractures require flap coverage. Prior to the introduction of vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) in the late 1990s, options were limited for the treatment of such injuries in selected individuals with medical comorbidity or complex wounds. VAC has now become an important part of our algorithm for soft tissue reconstruction with excellent results, but its role has not yet been defined in common management pathways...
June 2006: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"