Role of the surgical glove in modified vacuum-assisted wound healing

Shankar Ram Hemmanur, Loka Vijayan Siddha

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Abstract

Vacuum-assisted wound healing has been proven to be more efficacious than conventional dressings. Vacuum dressing has been frequently modified given the restrictions in resources available. Here we present a modified method of vacuum dressing by using surgical or gynaecological gloves for lower and upper limb wounds. Vacuum dressing was applied with parts of a surgical or gynaecological glove and Opsite with T-tailing of the suction outlet. Vacuum-assisted wound healing using the surgical gloves showed relatively good wound healing in the amputation stump, finger, arm, and leg in the cases studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Plastic Surgery
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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