Negative Pressure Wound Therapy as a Salvage Procedure in Venous Congestion of Microsurgical Procedures

Jorge I. Quintero, MD; Laura L. Cárdenas, MD; Adriana C. Achury, MD; Daniela Vega-Hoyos, MD; Julio Bermúdez, MD, MSc, PhD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021;9(8):e3725 

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Venous congestion of the free flap or replanted finger is a preventable complication based on excellent microsurgical technique performance, thromboembolic prophylaxis, and strict postoperative follow-up. The findings of this study help us conclude that NPWT is a safe procedure that can be used either as a salvage method when the complication is identified, or as a primary treatment immediately after the microanastomosis to promote neovascularization.