87 (1) pp 30

Title: 
Closed incision management with negative pressure wound therapy after forelimb amputation in a dog
Author(s): 
M.L. GO, N. VALLARINO, N. DEVRIENDT, B. VAN GOETHEM, I. POLIS, E. STOCK, H. DE ROOSTER
Abstract: 

A four-year-old male castrated German shepherd dog was presented with severe left frontleg lameness due to a fibrosarcoma lateral to the elbow. The ill-defined mass was not amendableto wide local excision and a curative-intent limb amputation was performed. Immediately postoperatively,closed incision management with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) wasapplied to minimize the risk of postoperative complications. The incision line was covered witha PrevenaTM dressing attached to a NPWT pump set at a continuous negative pressure of -125mmHg. The dressing was removed 72 hours later. No wound complications were evident andfurther healing was unremarkable.

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