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Vielfalt und Einheit der Chirurgie Humanität und Wissenschaft

Volume 1998 of the series Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie pp 1197-1199

Instillationsvakuumversiegelung — Ein erster Erfahrungsbericht

  • D. MochAffiliated withAbteilung für Unfallchirurgie, Krankenhaus Bietigheim
  • , W. FleischmannAffiliated withAbteilung für Unfallchirurgie, Krankenhaus Bietigheim
  • , A. WesthauserAffiliated withAbteilung für Unfallchirurgie, Krankenhaus Bietigheim

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Instillation Vacuum Sealing — A Report of First Experiences

Summary

Patients with acute (n=13) or chronic (n= 14) infections were treated by the novel technique of instillation vacuum-sealing, which uses the PVA sponge as a drug-release system for antibiotic and antiseptic solutions. During a follow-up of 4.2 (3–14) months there was one recurrence of infection in a patient with chronic osteomyelitis.