Negative pressure wound therapy as a „bridge” forthe final reconstruction of tissue defect following adegloving injury of the forearm – a case report

  • Izabela Ratnicka Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Karolina Kondej Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Justyna Jończyk Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Magdalena Graczyk Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Barbara Chrzanowska Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Jerzy Jankau Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk

Abstract

Degloving injuries are traumatic avulsions usually resulting in large areas of soft tissue defects. The injury involves separation of skin and subcutaneous tissue from fascia and muscles. The complex nature of these injuries requires a patient-oriented multidisciplinary surgical approach and a wide variety of therapeutic options. Negative pressure wound therapy can be of benefit at every stage of the long-lasting treatment.

In this paper, we present a case of a 29-year-old male after an occupational accident with a conveyor belt leading to a degloving injury of the right forearm treated in the Department of Plastic Surgery of the Medical University in Gdańsk.


The use of NPWT, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dermal regeneration templates, skin grafting, and early rehabilitation resulted in an excellent functional and aesthetic outcome.

Published
2019-10-14
How to Cite
Ratnicka, I., Kondej, K., Jończyk, J., Graczyk, M., Chrzanowska, B., & Jankau, J. (2019). Negative pressure wound therapy as a „bridge” forthe final reconstruction of tissue defect following adegloving injury of the forearm – a case report. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal, 6(3), 4-7. https://doi.org/10.18487/npwtj.v6i3.52
Section
Case Reports