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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-50

Vacuum-assisted closure dressing in Spine: An emerging trend


1 Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Resident, Department of Surgery, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay K Tripathi
Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1086

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Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a negative pressure therapy for the closure of wounds as it accelerates secondary wound healing and may reduce the need of serial debridement. It is emerging as a therapy for the management of acute, subacute, and chronic wounds. As the number and indications of spine surgery have increased in the past 20 years, the number of complications has also increased. Wound infection is one of the most commonly encountered complications. Vacuumassisted closure has emerged as a very cost-effective and alternative new technique for the management of dead space and wound conditioning in wound infection in spine. This article presents information about VAC and its studies with respect to the spine.


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