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Wound Vac Treatment
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 like saran wrap). Usually 3 days per week the dressing is changed. The sponge (usually black but others available depending in wound goals) is placed over the entire wound, airtight plastic cover is put over top, tubing connected to suction. ...Read more
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
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?
Not used alone!: A wound vac in itself, is not used for a wound infection. However, combined with the appropriate antibiotics and debridement of dead/macerated tissue, the wound vac helps in preventing the pooling of body fluids within the wound site, minimizing the progression of an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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