The positive effect of negative pressure: vacuum-assisted fixation of Integra artificial skin for reconstructive surgery
Integra artificial skin (Integra) (Integra Life Sciences Corporation, Plainsboro, NJ) is increasingly used as a skin substitute in reconstructive surgery. However, reliable fixation to the wound bed, a factor of paramount importance for successful application, is often hard to achieve. The vacuum-assisted closure system (VAC; KCI, Switzerland), a well-established subatmospheric pressure device, might be of interest to overcome these problems because of its ability to conform to almost any surface. The goal of this study was to test whether negative pressure application yields reliable fixation of Integra in children undergoing reconstructive surgery.
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Article Written By: DorotheaStiefel, Clemens M.Schiestl, MartinMeuli
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Link to Original Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022346808005988