A 46-year-old female asked:
recent repeat fasciotomy. loose fluid found in leg. if fasciotomies causing morel-lavallee lesions causing scarring, what treatment compression drain?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
VAC will help: Blood supply to skin and subcutaneous tissue comes from perforating vessels from fascia , when disrupted as in fasciotomy , blood and fluid collects next to edges called 'morel-lavallee's lesions that delays tissue approximation and healing , vac ( vacuum assisted closure ) will help to heal faster.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2014
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