Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal 2018-12-12T23:28:02+01:00 Wojciech Francuzik Open Journal Systems <p>Diamond Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal focused on the use of vacuum therapy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Selective resection of the bone with preservation of soft tissues (“empty toe technique”) combined with negative pressure wound therapy for treatment of osteomyelitis of the great toe - a case report 2018-12-12T23:28:02+01:00 Jacek Białecki Przemysław Pyda Michalina Hupało-Tatarkiewicz <p>Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus, and one that is difficult to treat. In many cases of DFU, chronic osteomyelitis occurs in the foot. The present paper describes the course of treatment for chronic osteomyelitis of the great toe with metatarsophalangeal arthritis using selective resection of the bone preserving the soft tissues (the “empty toe technique”). Following the procedure, to promote surgical wound healing, negative pressure wound therapy was administered for 7 days, with a constant pressure of –120&nbsp;mmHg. The presented method was found to be effective in treating osteomyelitis in a patient with DFU, partially preserving the function and completely preserving the shape of the treated toe.</p> 2018-09-28T12:23:33+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Application of NPWT in the surgical treatment of wounds and injuries of various locations - case series 2018-12-12T23:28:02+01:00 Yaroslav Zarutskii S.A. Aslanyan I.B. Plis A.O Kompaniiets V.S. Goncharuk <p>In the modern world, local military conflicts are not uncommon. A feature of local wars is a dynamically changing tactical situation, which can lead to massive losses and more serious injuries. This creates new challenges related to the treatment of combat trauma victims. We analyzed our experience of application of NPWT in complex surgical treatment of combat wounds and injuries of various locations.</p> 2018-09-28T12:22:27+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##