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Different methods, such as negative pressure wound dressings [25-26], VCT , intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) , and high-voltage pulsed current , have been recommended.
The prospective study compared the infection rates of 150 consecutive, obese patients who had received median sternotomy for cardiac surgery; 75 patients received negative pressure wound dressing treatments via the Prevena[TM] System (-125mmHg) for six to seven days, and the remaining 75 patients were given conventional wound dressings.