Vacuum assisted closure: a review of development and current applications

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2005 Mar;29(3):219-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2004.12.017.


Vacuum assisted closure is being increasingly used for wound management. This review examines the history of its development and appraises the current evidence on its use so far.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Infections / complications
  • Bacterial Infections / therapy
  • Equipment and Supplies*
  • Humans
  • Models, Animal
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Suction / instrumentation
  • Vacuum
  • Wound Healing / physiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*