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Fig. 2

From: Bilateral-pectoral major muscle advancement flap combined with vacuum-assisted closure therapy for the treatment of deep sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery

Fig. 2

Long-term result and surgical technique of VAC in patient. 1. Chronic osteomyelitis wound after cardiac surgery; 2. Enlarged chronic osteomyelitis wound; 3. Cleared necrotic tissue, knot, wire and diseased sternum; 4. The wound after debridement; 5. Using VAC after debridement; 6. The wound after removing VAC; 7. Reduce the tension of the flaps on both sides; 8. VAC after retension suture of the skin; 9. Wound healing

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