What are the risks and benefits for the use of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) devices/PICO dressings following spine surgery?

Author: Barrett Boody

RECOMMENDATION: The use of incisional VAC therapy (such as PICO dressings) is limited, but available literature supports its use in the prevention of dehiscence and surgical site infection (SSI) in posterior thoracolumbar deformity surgery.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 86%, Disagree: 14%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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