Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduces Incidence of Post-Operative Wound Infection and Dehiscence After Long-Segment Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion: A Single Institutional Experience
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society | 29 Apr 2014
O Adogwa, P Fatemi, E Perez, J Moreno, GC Gazcon, ZL Gokaslan, J Cheng, O Gottfried and CA Bagley
Wound dehiscence and SSI’s can have a profound impact on patients, as they often require hospital re-admission, additional surgical interventions, lengthy IV antibiotic administration and delayed rehabilitation. Negative pressure wound therapy(NPWT) exposes the wound site to negative pressure, resulting in the improvement of blood supply, removal of excess fluid and stimulation of cellular proliferation of granulation tissue.
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