Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : VAC Dressing

Outcome Analysis of Vacuum Assisted Closure in Open Fractures of Tibia at a Tertiary Care Hospital

Saurabh Sahu; Shaiwal Saxena; Anurag Tiwari; Harshit Paliwal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1386-1390

Introduction: Despite numerous advances, compound fractures of long bones continue to be a challenge for the treating surgeons. The aim of our study is to effectively monitor the treatment outcome in cases of complex bone leg fractures treated by VAC following primary stabilization of fracture

Comparative study of vacuum assisted closure v/s conventional dressings in wound healing

Dr. Abu Noaman, Dr. MD Rashid Equbal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 754-759

Background:Chronic wounds result in significant functional impairment, reduction in
quality of life, and large financial costs for patients and the health care system. This
study intends to establish the efficacy of VAC in comparison with conventional
dressings in wound healing.
Materials & Methods: 65 wound patients of both genders were allocated to VAC and
conventional dressings, considering their diabetic and chronic conditions alternatively.
All patients underwent detailed clinical examination and relevant investigations and the
wounds were thoroughly debrided and the ulcer dimensions as well as the surface area
Results: There were 32 patients in group I and 33 in group II. Maximum patients
(40.6%) in conventional dressing and (30.4%) in VAC dressing was seen in age group
51-60 years. Out of 65 patients 12 were females and 53 patients were males. Out of 12
females 8 underwent conventional dressings and 4 underwent vac dressings. Out of 53
male patient 24 underwent conventional dressings and 29 underwent VAC dressings.
There was no statistically significant difference in gender distribution in both methods
of dressings. Diabetic wounds were 25 each and chronic wounds were 3 in conventional
and 4 with VAC method. Accident induced traumatic wounds were 4 each in both
methods. The mean appearance of granulation tissue was 55.2% and 83.3%, wound
contractures in millimetre2 was 46.1 and 97.4 and duration of hospital stay was 16 and
8.76 in conventional and VAC group. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: VAC dressing was superior to conventional dressing. As majority of our
patients were diabetic, VAC dressings facilitated early wound healing and decreased the
morbidity in our patients.