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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.
Medical University of South Carolina
Collaborator: KCI USA, Inc.
- Device: Prevana Dressing
- Other: Standard Dry Gauze Dressing
- Willing to consent to randomization and able to participate in the study
- Lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma necessitating radiation prior to surgical
- Primary closure of wound
- Patients scheduled for surgical resection
- 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