vacuum-assisted wound closure

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VACUUM-ASSISTED WOUND CLOSURE

vacuum-assisted wound closure

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wound VAC

A treatment for surgical wounds consisting of a pump that applies negative pressure to a wound space via tubing inserted into the wound; the pump is secured in place with a disposable sponge covered by a vapor-permeable dressing.
Synonym: negative pressure wound therapy See: illustration
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In one case report, 3 weeks of vacuum-assisted wound closure resulted in healing of a 10-cm wound dehiscence that occurred 5 days following a forceps-assisted vaginal delivery with a mediolateral episiotomy.
Vacuum-assisted wound closure is a recent and significant method of wound closure management.
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Patients treated by the conventional technique had the wound packed with gauze; a vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAWC) was applied when needed.
Initially the wounds on her legs were debrided extensively and vacuum-assisted wound closure was applied in the operating room.
While the equipment can span the gamut of medical applications such as portable infusion pumps, vacuum-assisted wound closure devices, portable ventilators and cholesterol measurement systems, each of these devices shares a common need to record and store critical patient information for days, weeks or even months, and ensure that this data is protected from loss the entire time.
Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC therapy) for the management of patients with high-energy soft tissue injuries.
Patients with chronic wounds from gynecologic surgery may benefit from the use of a vacuum-assisted wound closure system initially developed for managing pressure ulcers.