Treatment of septic, open abdomen still remains challenging. While mortalitly is mainly caused by specification and duration of peritonitis as well as preexisting comorbidities, the high incidence of incisional hernia (up to 80%) is the main cause of morbidity. Different techniques and devices for the open abdomen are described In the literature, but to date no recommendation with high evidence can be made. In the following the use of "dynamic sutures" in combination with V.A.C.®-abdominal dressing is presented in form of a case study. The current therapeutic standard for the open abdomen, used In the Kaiser Franz Josef-hospital, is exemplified.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Wundheilung|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2009|
- Dynamic sutures
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (miscellaneous)