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Retracted Skin Defect Closure

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Evolution of Retracted Skin Defect Closure

Increased intra-compartmental pressures seen in compartment syndrome often leave difficult to close wounds. Historically, surgeons have utilized a combination of vessel loops and staples, or other techniques, in order to loosely close fasciotomy sites too retracted to close primary. This method of closure, however, was not without complication, and required surgeon experience to properly tie and employ. As a result, companies have begun marketing products specifically for use on retracted skin or wounds under too much tension to close primarily.

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