The outcome of vacuum wound dressing versus traditional wound dressing for post-debridement of necrotizing fasciitis wound care
Keywords:vacuum wound dressing, necrotizing fasciitis
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the traditional dressing and the vacuum wound dressing in cases of infected wound care, in terms of pain score during wound dressing, re-debridement, and hospitalization.
Material & Methods: Seventy patients who had a debridement procedure for necrotizing fasciitis were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups, with 35 patients for each. Group A (the traditional dressing) and Group B (the vacuum wound dressing). The average pain score during wound dressing, re-operative debridement, and hospitalization were analyzed between the two groups.
Results: There is no difference between the two groups in terms of the pain score during wound dressing. But the re-operative debridement rate in group A is slightly higher than in group B, and hospitalization in group B is shorter than in group A.
Conclusion: Vacuum wound dressing is a modality that can be used for wound care in infected wound cases.