Vacuum Assisted Closure


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closure

 [klo´zher]
delayed primary closure the surgical closing of a wound several days after the injury because the wound was initially too contaminated to close; called also healing by third intention.
Vacuum Assisted closure (VAC) trademark for a system that uses the controlled negative pressure of a vacuum to promote healing of certain types of wound. The edges of the wound are made airtight with foam and a dressing, and a tube is placed in the wound, connecting to a canister that creates a vacuum. Infectious materials and other fluids are then sucked out of the wound.
velopharyngeal closure closure of nasal air escape by the elevation of the soft palate and contraction of the posterior pharyngeal wall; see also velopharyngeal insufficiency.
visual closure identification of complete forms or objects from incomplete visual presentations.

Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC)

a trademark for a system that uses the controlled negative pressure of a vacuum to promote healing of certain types of wounds. The edges of the wound are made airtight with foam and a dressing, and a tube is placed in the wound, connecting to a canister that creates a vacuum. Infectious materials and other fluids are then sucked out of the wound.
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Effectiveness of vacuum assisted closure (vac) therapy for infected non healing wounds.
Vacuum assisted closure of laparostomy wounds a novel technique.
Is vacuum assisted closure a valid technique for debriding chronic leg ulcers?
Vacuum assisted closure system unit was programmed to deliver controlled negative pressure up to 125m/hg.
8) Vacuum assisted closure is a new method of dressing which acts in multiple ways which facilitate rapid wound healing:
The concept of negative suction drains and continuous low pressure suction drains prevail in surgical department since long but Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC also called vacuum therapy, vacuum sealing or topical negative pressure therapy, negative pressure wound therapy) is a new, relatively simple and sophisticated development of a standard surgical procedure3.