ID 111418
著者
キーワード
Wound Healing
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Skin Transplantation
Diabetic Foot
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
Background : Factors such as exposed bones or tendons can inhibit wound healing and make it a lengthy process unless aggressive debridement or vascularized flap surgery are performed. We have developed a new procedure involving simultaneous application of a skin graft and perifascial areolar tissue (PAT) and negative pressure wound therapy. Methods : Of 8 patients with wounds, bones, tendons, and thick fascia were exposed in 4, 2, and 2 cases, respectively. These wounds were adequately covered with PAT, and split-thickness skin grafts were applied simultaneously on the PAT with a VAC® device. Results : In 6 of 8 cases, the skin graft and PAT were successful, and epithelialization was achieved within 4 weeks. PAT adapted but skin graft was unsuccessful in one case, and both the skin graft and PAT failed to adapt of a pressure ulcer. Using the PAT to overlap more than 400% of the exposed areas resulted in better adaptation. Conclusions : This procedure contributed to reducing the burden on the patients because we were able to use a skin graft on the exposed areas, without the need for removal of bone or tendons. This potentially means patients avoid loss of function in the affected areas and achieve better outcomes.
掲載誌名
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
AA12022913
出版者
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
65
1-2
開始ページ
96
終了ページ
102
並び順
96
発行日
2018-02
出版社版DOI
出版社版URL
フルテキストファイル
言語
eng
著者版フラグ
出版社版
部局
医学系
病院