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Wound vac how much noise will it make

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
Podiatry 28 years experience
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
Podiatry 27 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: If there is a good seal the wound vac will only need to turn on intermittently.
Dr. Earl Ferguson
28 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
General Surgery 53 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wound vac: Wound vac is placed on non healing wounds to increase granulation tissue and eventual closure of the wounds.
A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
Wound care 34 years experience
Wound vac: Wound vac in wound infection is contra-indicated unless treated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Post surgical: Dehiscence, tunneling wounds, undermining wounds, deep wounds with significant amount of drainage are a few examples that could benefit from npwc or v... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Wound Culture: I would recommend this if it hasn’t already been performed. Also an imaging study to assure that there isn’t an abscess formed. Maybe a second opinion... Read More