Background: Grade III opens Tibial fractures are divasting injuries Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an adjunct for many surgeon in treating these fractures, which contributes limb salvage. Methods: Out of 25 patients of grade III tibia fractures 11 patients (group A) treated with NPWT and 14 (group) treated with sterile dressing. Results: 11 (44%) group A treated with NPWT and 14 (56%) with sterile dressing wound infection were 4 (9%) in group A and 9 (36%) in group B. All group A 11 (100%) attained wound coverage in 3 weeks while 7 (28%) patients of group B attained in 3 weeks. A and B wound healed within 6 weeks. Conclusion: NPWT has rapid healing due to early debridement after vacuum closure hence NPWT is an ideal therapy to treat grade-III tibia fracture. As NPWT reduce virulence factures as well as bio-film components.
Srinivas Mahendra Muniswamy, Madhu sudhan Kumar Ummadisetty. Study of negative pressure wound therapy in open tibial fractures in Telangana population a retrospective study. International Journal of Orthopaedics Research, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 49-51