Combined use of negative pressure wound therapy and Integra® to treat complex defects in lower extremities after burns

Posted at — Dr. Pável Reyes Rodríguez — octubre 29th, 2013 — 8:15 AM under Artículos recomendados antiguos

Combined use of negative pressure wound therapy and Integra® to treat complex defects in lower extremities after burns
González Alaña I. et al
Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2013. 26(2): 90-93.

Deep and extensive burns of lower extremities present a difficult challenge to healthcare professionals.In dealing with such complex wounds, which are difficult to treat, several authors have recommended the combined use of Integra® and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). They emphasize that NPWT eliminates wound exudate, promotes neovascularisation and cell migration through the Integra® matrix while increasing its stability and adherence to the wound bed, as well as decreasing the time needed for its total integration. The case presented here is of a patient with major third-degree flame burns to the lower extremities.

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