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Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Preoperatively Irradiated Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma Wounds

This is a study comparing two methods of dressing a post operative wound that are currently in practice. One method is a traditional dry gauze dressing. The other method is using a negative pressure dressing that provides gentle suction on the wound.

The investigators will attempt to determine how well the use of post-operative negative pressure dressing reduces wound healing problems in patients who have surgery after radiation for a sarcoma in the thigh or leg.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Medical University of South Carolina

Collaborator: KCI USA, Inc.

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Device: Prevana Dressing
  • Other: Standard Dry Gauze Dressing

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age>18

   - Willing to consent to randomization and able to participate in the study

   - Lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma necessitating radiation prior to surgical
   resection

   - Primary closure of wound

   - Patients scheduled for surgical resection

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Flap coverage or skin graft

   - Patients scheduled for amputations as local control of their tumor

   - Sarcomas where radiation is not planned preoperatively

   - Repeat surgeries for oncologic reasons (positive margins)

   - Known allergy to adhesive tape

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study

All

Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Deborah Kenney
408-636-3124
Recruiting