Authors: Pedro Caba, Mitchell R. Klement
RECOMMENDATION: The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT or VAC) over exposed orthopaedic implants has been reported but its role remains unknown. Furthermore, no evidence exists regarding the effect of NPWT on the colonization of metal implants in open fractures. Further research is required to provide more insight into this question.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)216