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Table 2 Outcomes of split-thickness skin grafts with VAC utilization in 19 consecutive patients with irradiated extremity wounds

From: Outcomes of skin graft reconstructions with the use of Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC®) dressing for irradiated extremity sarcoma defects

   Healing of grafted wound (intention)
Graft take (%) Graft (n) Primary Secondary Tertiary (salvage procedures)
95–100 12 (70.6%) 12 - -
80–94 3 (17.6%) - 2 1* (free flap)
0% 2(11.7) - 1** 1 (Gastroc flap)
  1. * Exposed tendons
  2. **VAC therapy only