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Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2010 Mar;32(3):E1-6; quiz E7.

Surgical views: Vacuum-assisted wound closure: clinical applications.

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University of Florida, USA.

Abstract

Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a wound management system that exposes a wound bed to local negative pressure to promote healing. Benefits of VAC therapy include removal of fluid from the extravascular space, improved circulation, enhanced granulation tissue formation, and increased bacterial clearance. VAC therapy has been used extensively in human patients to treat a variety of acute and chronic wound conditions. This article reviews the use of VAC therapy in a variety of wound conditions and describes our experiences with using VAC therapy in dogs and cats at the University of Florida.

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