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Pressure distribution and flow characteristics during negative pressure wound therapy

Biermann, Niklas ; Geissler, Edward K. ; Brix, Eva ; Schiltz, Daniel ; Muehle, Clemens ; Prantl, Lukas ; Taeger, Christian D.


Aim of the study: Negative pressure wound therapy is thought to improve wound healing by altering capillary perfusion. However, despite many theories, the underlying mechanism of action remains controversial. Recent evidence suggests an increased tissue pressure and a temporary decreased microvascular blood flow as the main reasons for the good clinical results [1]. In an attempt to further ...


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