Hernia Surgery pp 351-360 | Cite as

Adjuncts to Wound Healing for Abdominal Wall Wounds

  • Sarah SherEmail author
  • Karen Evans


This is an overview of general wound healing and how this applies to abdominal wounds. We introduce the difference between acute and chronic wounds of the abdominal wall, and how management of each type varies. We then introduce our approach and timing for safe surgical debridement paired with negative pressure wound therapy. We then discuss the local wound care options that are used commonly in our practice. We have included several images to guide surgical debridement, followed by case examples of wounds treated in our practice.


Abdominal wall Wound healing Biofilm Surgical debridement Acute Chronic Wound care Negative pressure wound therapy Skin graft Flap closure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryGeorgetown University HospitalWashingtonUSA

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