Management of open wounds. Lessons from orthopedic oncology

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Abstract

  • The management of complex wounds remains a challenge, and although there have been many promising advances, patients often undergo a morbid and lengthy process to obtain sufficient, satisfactory healing. Sarcoma patients are especially vulnerable to soft tissue wound-healing complications. These patients are often treated with neoadjuvant radiation and/or chemotherapy and have compromised local vascularity to healing tissue. The advent and refinement of wound vacuum-assisted closure technology have been shown to have a tremendous impact. This article reviews the benefits of some novel technologies currently undergoing investigation in orthopedic oncology that will likely have applications in wound management from other causes. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
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  • Siegel HJ
  • Start Page

  • 99
  • End Page

  • 107
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 1