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

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02638298

Purpose

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.

Official Title

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Preoperatively Irradiated Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma Wounds. A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

Stanford Investigator(s)

Raffi S. Avedian, MD
Raffi S. Avedian, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Intervention(s):

device: Prevana Dressing

other: Standard Dry Gauze Dressing

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Christin New
650-497-8815

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