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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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HORTELANO OTERO, A. et al. Use of vacuum therapy in the Plastic Surgery Department Hospital La Fe, Valencia (Spain). Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.2, pp.97-106. ISSN 1989-2055.

Treatment of complex wounds that imply loss of substance or important anatomic structures exposure has a great relevance in Plastic Surgery Departments nowadays. Even though surgical debridement keeps on being the principal choice treatment in infected or necrotic wounds, VAC® therapy use and its new technology advances in the last decade, has allowed an option to control bacterial colonization, exudates and surgical wounds. We present 9 cases of vacuum therapy use for treatment of different pathologies such as sternum dehiscence, burned patients, extremities trauma, etc. In all these cases vacuum therapy has been essential in the management of exudates, protection of anatomic vital structures as well as to improve patient's quality of life during hospital stay.

Palavras-chave : Wounds; Loss of tissues; Vacuum therapy.

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