The aim of this prospective study is to know the rate of wound infection, number of days required for making the wound fit for skin cover procedures, number of days required for formation of uniform granulation tissue bed in the wound, number of days of hospital stay and healing of soft tissue injury in Gustilo Anderson compound grade IIIB fractures treated by Vacuum Assisted Closure & by stabilization of fracture.
In our institution seventeen patients with Gustilo Anderson compound grade IIIB patients were selected for this prospective study. The study period is from November 2012 to September 2014. All patients were selected based on our inclusion and exclusion criteria. Only Gustilo Anderson compound grade IIIB fractures were included in the study.
After VAC therapy, SSG was done to cover the healthy granulation tissue in 13 patients and flap cover was done for 4 patients.
Conclusion: The time duration taken for formation of healthy granulation tissue was less.