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.
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All the diabetic patients admitted with extremity wounds complicated with gangrene or necrotising infections who underwent some surgical intervention (debridement/amputation) followed by dressing with vacuum assisted closure technique were included in the study.
Commercially available vacuum assisted closure devices are not currently available in our setting.
In 1995, a commercial system for promoting Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) was introduced into the United States market.
Objective: To compare the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) wound therapy with Conventional Gauze Therapy (CGT) in management of acute traumatic wounds on the basis of time taken to achieve a vital red wound ready for definitive surgical closure.
Management of abdominal wound dehiscence using vacuum assisted closure in patients with compromised healing.
(1) It requires prolonged medical treatment and repeated surgical intervention in the form of debridement and replacement of tissue loss, vacuum assisted closure is an effective method of dressing that acts by reducing tissue edema, improving granulation tissue & vascularity.