Dr. Prajakta Mhatre, Dr. Tushar Rege, Dr. Sandeep Rai


Foot ulceration is the precursor to approximately 85% of all diabetic amputations, with an estimated 14% to 20% of patients
with foot ulcers undergoing an amputation. Research estimates that the lifetime incidence of foot ulcers within diabetic
community is around 15% and may become as high as 25%. Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic
technique using a vaccum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of first and second
degree burns.
NPWT appears to be useful for diabetic ulcers and management of the open abdomen(laparotomy).
Conclusion: VAC is useful tool for bad exudative wounds after a good debridement and promotes healing.


VAC, NPWT, Diabetic foot ulcer, debridement, vacuum

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