Negative pressure dressing in the management of decubitus ulcer

Hwan Kim Jae, Yeong Jeong Se, Hong Seo Soo, Wook Son Sang, Hwan Kim Ii

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Abstract

Decubitus ulcer is a pressure-induced ischemia-reperfusion injury overlying a bony prominence. Various dressing methods have been developed to treat it, but clinical management is still a challenging practice. A patient presented with stage IV decubitus ulcer on the left lateral side of the buttock, which was caused by compulsively lying down on the left side due to schizophrenia. The ulcer was resistant to occlusive dressing method for five weeks. However, the patient successfully recovered in three weeks by our applying a negative pressure dressing with the portable vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system. Our experience shows negative pressure dressing can be effectively used to treat intractable decubitus ulcer in outpatient settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-685
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume46
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1

Keywords

  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Negative pressure dressing
  • VAC dressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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