The aim of this study was to determine the pressure conditions in the tissue beneath and on the surface of wounds. This was done in vitro both on a plain surface and on a bovine muscle. In comparison we measured the pressure of the anterior tibial muscle of a patient with compartment syndrome. Besides, we applied negative pressure using just one drape connector and measured the pressure in different distances to look if the pressure is constant in large V.A.C.(R) dressings. Both polyurethane and polyvinyl alcohol foams were used.
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