Efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy in open tibial fractures: a prospective study


  • Umang Shihora Department of Orthopedics, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India
  • Bimal Modi Department of Orthopedics, GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India




Bhuj, External fixation, Fracture, Tibia


Background: Open fracture of tibia is a surgical crisis. This study aims to discover out the efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy in these fractures.

Methods: Present study was performed at department of orthopedics, Gujarat Adani institute of medical science, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat. 35 patients with type III open Tibia fractures, managed with wound debridement and external fixation were divided in two groups of 17 and 18 as Group A and Group B.

Results: The incidence of wound infection was fewer and wound coverage was enhanced in Group A (p≤0.05) when compared to Group B. Wound healed before and hospital reside was not as much of in Group A (p>0.05).

Conclusions: Early on management with debridement after VAC (vacuum assisted closure) therapy has abridged wound infection rate and instance for soft tissue coverage in patients with open fracture tibia.


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