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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2015;32(1):42-46.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2015.32.1.42    Published online June 30, 2015.
Use of post-operative negative-pressure wound therapy for gouty ulcer.
Chang Yul Oh, Jung Ran Choi, Min Su Son, Sun Young Jo, Jun Ho Hur, Jung Gyu Park, Dong Ho Oh, Young Hyun Yi
1Department of Internal Medicine, Pohang Saint Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea. rheumatis@hanmail.net
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pohang Saint Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
Abstract
Gouty ulcer can be caused by the accumulation of clumps of uric acid in body tissues that lead to acute or chronic inflammation at sites of accumulation. Furthermore, tophi-inhibiting granulation tissue may form a canal that channels microbial infection from the underlying involved joint space, and thus, presents the risk of osteomyelitis development. Accordingly, gouty ulcer must be treated appropriately. In this case, refractory wounds on gouty ulcers at the left shin and left radial ankle were treated by surgical debridement. Negative-pressure wound therapy was used successfully to prevent post-operative delayed wound healing.
Key Words: Gout, Negative-pressure wound therapy, Wound healing
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