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The use of Vacum Assited Closure (VAC) Therapy has revolutionised the management of supeficial and deep Sternal wound infection, as well as dehisced Long Saphenous vein harvesting site. 

Articles:

Vacuum-assisted closure as a treatment modality for infections after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Feb;125(2):301-5.   PMID: 12579098  Luckraz H, Murphy F, Bryant S, Charman SC, Ritchie AJ