How V.A.C. Therapy Works

Published: May 30, 2006  |  Source: kci1.com
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V.A.C.® Therapy is the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound using a therapy unit to intermittently or continuously convey negative pressure to a specialized wound dressing to help promote wound healing. The wound dressing is a resilient, open-cell foam surface dressing (such as GranuFoam® and Vers-Foam™) that assists tissue granulation and is sealed with an adhesive drape that contains the subatmospheric pressure at the wound site. Special T.R.A.C.® technology* enhances patient safety by regulating pressure at the wound site.  Additionally, the V.A.C.® Therapy System helps direct drainage to a specially designed canister that reduces the risk of exposure to exudate fluids and infectious materials.

V.A.C.® Therapy
V.A.C.® Therapy

V.A.C.® Therapy is prescribed for a variety of chronic and acute wound types, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic wounds, abdominal wounds, partial-thickness burns, trauma wounds, flaps and grafts.

* Excludes V.A.C.® Classic System