The 'French Fry' VAC technique: Hybridisation of traditional open wound NPWT with closed incision NPWT

Karan Chopra, Kashyap K. Tadisina, Devinder P. Singh

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Abstract

Surgical site occurrences (SSO), specifically surgical site infections represent a significant burden in the US health care system. It has been hypothesised that postoperative dressing can help drive down SSO. We describe the successful use of a novel technique combining both closed incision and open negative pressure wound therapy in the management of a high-risk wound associated with lymphoedema of obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Closed incision NPWT
  • French fry
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Open wound NPWT
  • Surgical site infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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