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Does My Wound Vac Have To Make A Sucction Noise For It To Be Working Right
Is it normal for drainage to be sitting still in the tubing of a wound vac? Or does that mean it is not working properly?
I had a pilonidal cyst removed& a wound vac placed it used to make noise but is now silent except periodically it makes noise is this normal?
Wound vacs: Wounds that have a wound vacuum device on them for healing need to be followed using the manufacturers guidelines. As the number of wound vacuum devices increase on the market place, the answer to your question may differ. For the most commonly used devices, changing them at least three times per week is suggested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, Wound VACs work: Wound vacs are a type of closed dressing with the advantage of suctioning away excess fluid from the wound&allowing it to heal quicker as well making the wound smaller due to the negative pressure that is applied.They can also be a temporising measure to allow later skin graft placement or flap reconstruction.The latter is needed for durable coverage or exposed bone, tendons etc after injuries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What will happen to my wound if my wound vac hasn't pulled any drainage out of my wound in over 24 hours?
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 working properly. ...Read more
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