A 27-year-old member asked:
How long will the vac therapy take to improve the pressure ulcer of an elderly patient?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Wound care 36 years experience
Vacuum Devices: There is too much variability to answer your question. So many factors are involved with wound healing, and especially so with pressure ulcers, that giving a time frame is difficult without seeing the wound and knowing other information (how large, how deep, other medical conditions, location, underlying bone infections, etc.).
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Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: The length of time varies from patient to patient and depends on so many factors that a general statement can not be made. The vac is a fabulous device and works very well. Give it time to work and provide pressure relief with maximal nutritional support.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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