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VSD for Treating Open Fracture of Calf Combined with Soft Tissue Defect

Chen Zhiying, Zuo Dan, Wei Hualiang, Xu Lingzhi

 

Guangzhou Military Area Command, Guangzhou General Hospital

 

Objective: To investigate clinical application and caring method of VSD technology for treating open fracture of calf combined with soft tissue defect.

 

 Methods: There were 15 cases with calf fracture and soft tissue defect, and they were treated with VSD for 7 to 30 days. All patients were given close observation on general condition, mental care, rehabilitation guidance and other nursing care.

 

 Results: After VSD treatment, granulation tissues grow well on wound surface, bacterial culture was negative, and the patient took free skin grafting and tissue flap transplantation. The operation was successful at the firs time.

 

Conclusion: For patients with open fracture of calf combined with soft tissue defect, VSD can effectively control infection, promote granulation growth, reduce pain in patients, decrease work load of medical staffs and improve clinical efficacy.

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