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The use of vacuum-assisted wound closure to enhance skin graft acceptance in a horse

Mireia Jordana-Garcia UGent, Eva Pint UGent and Ann Martens UGent (2011) VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 80(5). p.343-350
abstract
A 16-year-old horse was admitted to the clinic of the Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology of Domestic Animals of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Ghent University) for the treatment of a very large, non-healing wound extending over the dorsomedial and dorsolateral aspects of the left metatarsus. Surgical debridement of exuberant granulation tissue and new bone was performed under general anesthesia, followed by standard wound care under a bandage. Once a new bed of healthy granulation had formed, skin grafting was performed using the punch graft method. Due to the presence of a significant amount of wound exudate, cast immobilization was considered to be contraindicated. Instead, vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy was used as a method of securing the skin grafts to the wound bed during the first days post-operatively. After five days of VAC therapy, the wound dressing was removed and an acceptance of nearly 100% of the punch grafts was observed. Complete epithelialization of the wound was evident 42 days after skin grafting. As far as the authors know, this is the first report describing the use of VAC therapy as a method of wound management in combination with punch grafting on the distal limb of a horse.
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Het gebruik van vacuümgeassisteerde wondbehandeling bij het paard om het aanslaan van huidgreffen te bevorderen
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
MANAGEMENT
journal title
VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT
Vlaams Diergeneesk. Tijdschr.
volume
80
issue
5
pages
343 - 350
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000296596100004
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.326 (2011)
JCR rank
106/141 (2011)
JCR quartile
4 (2011)
ISSN
0303-9021
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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2034992
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2034992
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http://vdt.ugent.be/code/showupload.php?id=678
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2012-02-16 11:23:58
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2012-03-12 14:10:43
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  author       = {Jordana-Garcia, Mireia and Pint, Eva and Martens, Ann},
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  journal      = {VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT},
  keyword      = {MANAGEMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {343--350},
  title        = {The use of vacuum-assisted wound closure to enhance skin graft acceptance in a horse},
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  volume       = {80},
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}

Chicago
Jordana-Garcia, Mireia, Eva Pint, and Ann Martens. 2011. “The Use of Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure to Enhance Skin Graft Acceptance in a Horse.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 80 (5): 343–350.
APA
Jordana-Garcia, M., Pint, E., & Martens, A. (2011). The use of vacuum-assisted wound closure to enhance skin graft acceptance in a horse. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 80(5), 343–350.
Vancouver
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Jordana-Garcia M, Pint E, Martens A. The use of vacuum-assisted wound closure to enhance skin graft acceptance in a horse. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2011;80(5):343–50.
MLA
Jordana-Garcia, Mireia, Eva Pint, and Ann Martens. “The Use of Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure to Enhance Skin Graft Acceptance in a Horse.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 80.5 (2011): 343–350. Print.