Abstract: V.A.C. Instill® Therapy Unit (Kinetic Concepts, Inc. [KCI], San Antonio, TX) incorporates negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with intermittent automated wound irrigation. The following case describes a 2-year-old male with right thigh compartment syndrome from an acutely developing hematoma. Devascularization of the overlying skin led to full-thickness skin necrosis of the anterolateral and posterior right thigh. Following emergent evacuation and a lateral fasciotomy, necrotic skin was excised and nonviable subcutaneous fat was debrided. Wound care included NPWT with the V.A.C.
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