Negative Pressure Dressing (VAC)

A negative pressure dressing or vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is used for open wounds which do not have an adequate wound bed. A device applied to the dressing reduces pressure at the wound site removing fluid and bacteria, reducing swelling and shrinking the wound.

Source:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/other/vacuum-assisted_closure_of_a_wound_135,381

https://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/2013-10-36-10/%7B7dd388d7-b662-4534-bbcb-2821191acc09%7D/vacuum-assisted-closure-for-hand-injuries

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha