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A surgical drain is used to remove blood, us and other fluids from a wound or after a surgery. They are placed by intravenous radiologists or surgeons. Wound drainage tubing is hooked onto a wall suction, which is a portable suction device. Sometimes the wound tubing is left out normally for natural unforced drainage. A large number of open wounds are drained, the medical term for it is exudate. Draining the wound prevents accumulation of fluid and remove harmful fluids such as pus, bile or blood.
Surgical drains are used in many post-operative situations, some of them are as follows –
- Infected cysts (to drain pus)
- Orthopedic procedures (associated with greater blood loss)
- Chest drainage
- Chest surgery
- Urinary catheters
- Neurosurgery (to reduce the risk of intracranial pressure)
- Biliary Surgery
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Biliary surgery
There are two types of surgical drain –
- Closed drains – tubes drain fluid in a bag or bottle. They are used in orthopedic, abdominal or chest surgery. They reduce the risk of infection
- Open drains – they drain fluid in a gauze pad or a stoma bag. They increase the risk of infection
Some examples of drainage instruments are – Suction tool, Urine Catheter, Bed Pan.
Medikabazaar offers a wide variety of wound drainage kits which suit all kinds of post-operative needs. Be sure to check our entire range and buy now!