A Novel Concept for Treating Large Necrotizing Fasciitis Wounds With Bilayer Dermal Matrix, Split-thickness Skin Grafts, and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
2009 (English)In: Wounds (King of Prussia, Pa.), ISSN 1044-7946, Vol. 21, no 8, 215-220 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Treatment of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) includes radical surgical debridement often resulting in large wounds that need to be closed with methods including split-thickness skin grafts (STSG), local flaps, or guided tissue regeneration procedures. In this case report, a 45 year-old Caucasian male was surgically treated for a benign left groin hernia, developed NF, and was transferred to the authors burn unit. The wound was treated initially with wide debridement and with a brief delay before finally closing the wound. A collagen matrix such as Integra (R) Dermal Regeneration Template (Integra LifeSciences, Plainsboro, NJ) in combination with STSG and negative pressure wound treatment, can provide fast recovery resulting in pliable, functional skin.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 21, no 8, 215-220 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20581ISI: 000269472900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20581DiVA: diva2:235290
Funding text: "We express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Kristina Briheim and Mrs. Anita Lonn, Senior Laboratory Technicians at the Laboratory for Experimental Plastic Surgery, Institute of Biomedicine and Surgery, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Linkoping Universitet, Linkoping, Sweden."2009-09-152009-09-152014-09-11Bibliographically approved