KCI’s V.A.C.® Therapy and many of our Wound Care surfaces are indicated to help treat and manage a wide variety of wound types and conditions.
Acute wounds are defined as disruptions in the integrity of the skin and underlying tissues that progress through the healing process in a timely and uneventful manner.
Chronic wounds, also known as ulcers, are wounds that have a biological or physiological reason for not healing.
A dehisced wound is a premature bursting open or splitting of a surgical wound along natural or surgical suture lines.
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonly occurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes.
A flap is a full-thickness skin graft, which includes the entire thickness of the skin.
A physical injury to the body’s abdominal cavity consisting of a laceration or breaking of the skin or mucous membrane.
An orthopedic trauma wound is a wound that occurs in response to hard and/or soft tissue trauma, including injuries to bone, muscle, ligament and tendons, as well as spinal cord injuries.
Partial thickness burns are also known as first and second degree burns.
A pressure ulcer is localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction.
A skin graft is a patch of skin that is surgically removed from one area of the body and transplanted to another area.