Expert Pointers On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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Lee C. Rogers, DPM, used VAC therapy until the wound bed was completely prepared and granular as shown in the above photo.
Here one can see a meshed graft on the dorsum of the foot covering a chronic wound. Note that one can minimize the meshed area, giving greater coverage and still avoiding seroma collection when using VAC therapy. (Photo courtesy of Eric Travis, DPM)
Expert Pointers On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Expert Pointers On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
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Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM

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