Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Healing Below Knee Amputation in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and/or Charcot DiseaseBrandon J Sumpio1, Alfredo D Cordova1, David Mahler2 and Bauer E Sumpio2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bauer E Sumpio
Department of Vascular Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St
New Haven, CT 06520-8062, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 15, 2013; Accepted Date: August 27, 2013; Published Date: August 30, 2013
Citation: Sumpio BJ, Cordova AD, Mahler D, Sumpio BE (2013) Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Healing Below Knee Amputation in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and/or Charcot Disease. Angiol 1:112. doi:10.4172/2329-9495.1000112
Copyright: © 2013 Sumpio BJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Below-the-knee amputations in patients who have swollen lower extremities due to chronic venous insufficiency or Charcot disease are particularly vexing clinical problems. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the role of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) in difficult Below Knee Amputation (BKA) stump closure.