Mechanically powered negative pressure wound therapy as a bolster for skin grafting

Adam L. Isaac, Jessica Rose, David G Armstrong

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Abstract

The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as a bolster for split-thickness skin grafts has been well documented in the literature. It facilitates the removal of transudate, which can result in the formation of seroma, and mitigates shear stress, which can detach the graft from the underlying wound bed. Its widespread use may be limited by factors such as increased cost and length of hospitalization. Recently, mechanically powered devices (Smart Negative Pressure; Spiracur, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.) have been reported as showing promise in healing wounds with outcomes surprisingly comparable to standard NPWT in the populations studied. We are unaware of any reports in the literature that have detailed the use of a mechanically powered NPWT device as a postoperative bolster for split-thickness skin grafts.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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StateAccepted/In press - Feb 6 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Skin Transplantation
Transplants
Seroma
Equipment and Supplies
Skin
Exudates and Transudates
Licensure
Wound Healing
Hospitalization
Pressure
Costs and Cost Analysis
Wounds and Injuries
Population

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Mechanically powered negative pressure wound therapy as a bolster for skin grafting. / Isaac, Adam L.; Rose, Jessica; Armstrong, David G.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 06.02.2014.

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