alexa Management of open wounds: lessons from orthopedic oncology.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Orthopedic Oncology

Author(s): Siegel HJ

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Abstract The management of complex wounds remains a challenge, and although there have been many promising advances, patients often undergo a morbid and lengthy process to obtain sufficient, satisfactory healing. Sarcoma patients are especially vulnerable to soft tissue wound-healing complications. These patients are often treated with neoadjuvant radiation and/or chemotherapy and have compromised local vascularity to healing tissue. The advent and refinement of wound vacuum-assisted closure technology have been shown to have a tremendous impact. This article reviews the benefits of some novel technologies currently undergoing investigation in orthopedic oncology that will likely have applications in wound management from other causes. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Orthop Clin North Am and referenced in Journal of Orthopedic Oncology

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