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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?

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Dr. John Fung
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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