Published in Drug Week, August 17th, 2007
Topical negative pressure, or VAC Therapy as it is sometimes known, involves first placing a foam dressing, cut to shape, into a wound.
A tube attached to a canister at one end and a suction device at the other is then inserted into the foam, to remove excess wound fluid, and the area sealed with a sticky film.
It has been suggested that the procedure might speed up wound healing in various ways, such as by increasing oxygen flow to the wound, removing bacteria and...
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