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Bone & Joint Research
Vol. 1, Issue 3 | Pages 31 - 35
1 Mar 2012
Fowler JR Kleiner MT Das R Gaughan JP Rehman S


Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and vessel loop assisted closure are two common methods used to assist with the closure of fasciotomy wounds. This retrospective review compares these two methods using a primary outcome measurement of skin graft requirement.


A retrospective search was performed to identify patients who underwent fasciotomy at our institution. Patient demographics, location of the fasciotomy, type of assisted closure, injury characteristics, need for skin graft, length of stay and evidence of infection within 90 days were recorded.