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Wound Management

KCI’s V.A.C.® Therapy and many of our Wound Care Surfaces are indicated to help treat and manage a wide variety of wound types and conditions.

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Photo of an acute surgical woundAcute Surgical Wounds

Acute wounds are defined as disruptions in the integrity of the skin and underlying tissues that heal uneventfully with time.

Photo of a chronic woundChronic Wounds

Chronic wounds, also known as ulcers, are wounds that have a biological or physiological reason for not healing.

Photo of a dehisced woundDehisced Wounds

A dehisced wound is a premature bursting open or splitting of a surgical wound along natural or surgical suture lines.

Photo of a diabetic woundDiabetic Wounds

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonly occurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes.

FlapsFlaps

A flap is a full-thickness skin graft, which includes the entire thickness of the skin.

Photo of an orthopedic trauma woundOrtho Trauma Wounds

An orthopaedic trauma wound is a wound that occurs in response to hard and/or soft tissue trauma, including injuries to bone, muscle, ligament and tendons, as well as spinal cord injuries.

Photo of a partial thickness burnPartial Thickness Burns

Partial thickness burns are also known as first and second degree burns.

Photo of a pressure ulcerPressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear stress and/or friction.

Photo of a skin graftSkin Grafts

A skin graft is a patch of skin that is surgically removed from one area of the body and transplanted to another area.

Venous Leg UlcerVenous Leg Ulcers

Venous ulcers are most commonly found in the area above the ankle but can include any area below the knee. The leg may become swollen, causing the skin surrounding the ulcer to become dry, itchy and sometimes brownish in colour.

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