How effective is a wound vac for a wound infection?

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.
Wound vac for infect. A wound infection is a relative contraindication for a wound vacuum device. There are new systems in place that can instill antibiotics while the vacuum device is in place; however, these are not in use extensively and require a team of wound experts that understand how to use them.