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wound vac how much noise will it make

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Depends: Consider a wound vac just like you would consider any wound dressing. Too vigerous activity would cause the dressing to lose its seal and thoise are ... Read More
Dr. Seth Steber
27 years experience Podiatry
Sure: There is no reason why you cannot exercise with a wound VAC. As long as you're not doing something to strenuous you will be fine.
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
26 years experience Podiatry
No: you cannot put pressure to the area that the wound vac is in or it will lose its adhesion.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: If there is a good seal the wound vac will only need to turn on intermittently.
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Dr. Earl Ferguson
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: The wound vac only makes noise when active suction is required. In a vac with a good seal, this means it will only run periodically (every 1-2 min). ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Wound Vac effective: Wound vac is very effective in helping to heal a variety of wounds. It is not indicated in all situations, but has a wide range of indications.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
No and it depends: The dressins and the vac need to be changed as needed. If you have a lot of drainage it must be changed more frequently. Most of my patients with a va ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Wound vacuum: Nope, patients with wound vacuum devices are usually treated as outpatients.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
KCI wound VAC: In my opinion the most effective of these devices is the kci system. It consists of a sponge, vacuum machine, tubing, and sticky plastic cover (looks ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Quite effective.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Your wound vac serves multiple purposes, only one of which is to drain fluid if it is present. Just because there is no fluid does not mean it is not ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Normal finding: As long as the vac is on ; functional, just seeing fluid in the hose is not a problem.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
9 years experience General Surgery
Error beeping: So there are a few possibilities. The battery is getting low and needs to be plugged in, the wound vac has lost its seal and is no longer functioning ... Read More
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