The vacuum dressing

vacuum dressing, wound vacuum dressing

The equipment needed for the vacuum dressing

Sarah spent four days in hospital. Long boring days for her but she has now home and has been fitted with a wound vacuum dressing. They fitted it this morning. This ‘little’ pile of boxes is JUST for Sarah’s dressings.

Sheesh.

Does wound vacuum dressing work?

Well watch this space and we’ll see what happens.

They say she will need a skin graft but the vacuum focusses not so much on the skin healing but on the depth of the wound. The pump means there will be less of a chance of infection because it sucks out any rubbish but at the same it may help to convert a tattered wound bed into a red carpet of healthy granulation tissue so it could progress through the subsequent phases of wound healing.

She has one vacuum pump and suction on both wounds. if all goes to plan it will be on her leg for four more weeks which brings it to exactly 8 weeks since the accident.

These are what the wounds look like on December the 22 after the surgery to clean and debride them.

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The wonderful district nurses

 

Original wound - four weeks after accident - Before wound vac therapy

Original wound – four weeks after accident – Before wound vac therapy

Haematoma wound - four weeks after accident - Before wound vac therapy

Haematoma wound – four weeks after accident – Before wound vac therapy

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