Clinical challenges of using ambulatory VAC therapy in diabetic foot ulcer treatment

  • Richard Barney Masoetsa Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes
  • Lee Heaton Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes
  • Talib Juma Al Amiri Hospital
Keywords: VAC therapy, negative pressure, negative pressure wound therapy, Diabetic foot ulceration

Abstract

Wound management continues to present a major health challenge throughout the world. In an attempt to meet the demanding difficulties encountered in the management of chronic ulcers, clinicians often seek the intervention of technology and evidence-based methods for assistance. Advanced wound technology has conveyed a series of benefits in wound care, and whilst these advancements have been appreciated, it is equally important to emphasise that such technology has introduced some new challenges for clinicians. The purpose of this paper was to highlight the practical and clinical challenges encountered by the authors when using ambulatory vacuum assisted closure therapy in the management of diabetic foot ulceration.

Author Biographies

Richard Barney Masoetsa, Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes
Diabetic Podaiatrist The Foot Clinic Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes Kuwait
Lee Heaton, Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes
Diabetic Podiatrist Dasman Center of Research and Treatment of Diabetes Kuwait
Talib Juma, Al Amiri Hospital
Consultant Surgeon Diabetic Foot Clinic Al Amiri Hospital Kuwait
Published
2010-04-28
Section
Podiatry