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Do you believe in coincidences, as in, things happening by chance? I was recently reading about President Grover Cleveland who developed a cancer of the mouth. In those days, the 1890s, operations of any kind were very risky because of marginal anesthesia, potential for infection, and questionable knowledge of the surgeons.
While few procedures are complication free, the safety profile of vacuum-assisted closure therapy for wounds has been good. Although rarely reported in the literature, the retention of foam in wounds following this therapy has caused complications. The authors present a technique to prevent foam retention and reduce wound morbidity due to tissue regrowth.... continue reading
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