I have an extensive wound, necrotic fascia, to the thigh extending to the perineal area. What's the best treatment?

I have an extensive wound to the thigh extending to the perineal area. we are unable to place a wound vac due to the location. what's the best treatment?

Answers from doctors (2)


If you have necrotic fascia, you need to see a surgeon. The necrotic (dead) tissue will not heal on its own, and you will likely need surgery to remove it. Otherwise, keep pressure off the area and follow a healthy diet with a lot of extra protein. It will likely take a long while to heal. See a wound care specialist who can help formulate a treatment plan for you.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

If you have necrotic fascia, you need to see a surgeon. The necrotic (dead) tissue will not heal on its own, and you will likely need surgery to remove it. Otherwise, keep pressure off the area and follow a healthy diet with a lot of extra protein. It will likely take a long while to heal. See a wound care specialist who can help formulate a treatment plan for you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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Published on Mar 17, 2016

I would recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as it is designed to speed up and promote wound healing.

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Answered by Premier Wound Care and Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics Center

I would recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as it is designed to speed up and promote wound healing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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