Delayed Flap Reconstruction With Vacuum-Assisted Closure Management of the Open IIIB Tibial Fracture


Hou Z., Irgit K. S. , Strohecker K. A. , Matzko M. E. , Wingert N. C. , DeSantis J. G. , ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.71, no.6, pp.1705-1708, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ta.0b013e31822e2823
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1705-1708

Abstract

Objective: Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy has been shown to be effective at reducing bacterial counts in wounds until definitive bony coverage. However, there is continued debate over timing and type of definitive wound coverage even with VAC therapy application.