A 46-year-old female asked:
Can a wound vacuum be used over a fasciotomy incision if i had an allergic reaction previously to steri-strips or will i react to the adhesive?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Funganswered
General Surgery 41 years experience
Trial and error: Not all adhesives used in tape or dressings are the same. The plastic covering over the wound vac acts as a water and air tight barrier to allow the vacuum to wick away fluids and bring the wound edges together. You should try it and see what reactions you may encounter.
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