Vacuum-assisted closure for skin necrosis after revision total knee arthroplasty

Sarman H., Muezzinoglu U. S. , MEMİŞOĞLU K. , Baran T.

INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL, cilt.13, ss.843-847, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/iwj.12390
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.843-847


Although skin necrosis following total knee arthroplasty or revision total knee arthroplasty is rare, it may cause severe complications. Skin changes begin with superficial infections and may result in removal of the prosthesis. Treatment of skin necrosis is an important factor, which determines the prognosis of the prosthesis. Several techniques have been defined for sufficient closure. In this article, we present the case of a patient who was treated for skin necrosis that developed after knee revision arthroplasty, using serial debridement, convergence sutures and an intermittent vacuum-assisted closure device (KCI Inc., San Antonio, TX).