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8Treatment - bone and soft-tissue reconstruction

Negative pressure dressings (vacuum-assisted closure) are very useful in some open wounds, or open soft-tissue defects.

Negative pressure dressings (NPWT) (vacuum-assisted closure (VAC)) are very useful over some open wounds, or open soft-tissue defects. As experience with these VACs is increasing, it seems that prolonged VAC usage (>10 days) should be avoided.