Wound Vac System - page 2

Has anyone encountered the dressing incorporating into the wound area itself? Working on a case (I am a Legal Nurse Consultant) and the dressing had incorporated itself into the underling tissue and... Read More

  1. by   mrslmw
    I just want to thank everyone for their comments. I have resigned myself to not seeing him for some time, though to be honest I still don't understand why this surgery would require such an extensive wound and take so long to heal.

    How come they sewed me up from the inside out when I had a C-section and again when I had a traditional, (non vaginal), hysterectomy, yet that's not what was done here? Heck, they took a 10lb 6 oz, 22 inch baby out of me and that's way bigger than a colon right? I even drove 10 days after I had my son and two days after I had the hysterctomy. Obviously they didn't keep me long in the hospital! I am sure there is some medical reasoning as to the different types of healing needed....anyone got a good website I can look at or a book I could get my hands on at the librarary that I could check out?

    Is it traditional for a colostomy that can't be done laprapscopically to require such a big cut? I had read up on colostomies a couple of years ago,(read what I could find on the Internet), and no where was it ever even hinted at that recovery could take so long. Hmmmm, just goes to prove u can't believe everything you read huh?
  2. by   lcmcf
    i am not a nurse but my wife has a wound vac on her leg and her doctor wants her to have a skin graft but her healing is coming along quite nicely. in only 10 days she has improved form a 10cm wide 7cm long and 1.8 cm deep to 6.5cm wide, 4cm long and only .2cm deep. i was wondering if it would be worth it for her to go ahead and have the graft done or if the vac will heal just as fast.
    any information or input would help us make the right decision for her because to be honest she really does not want the graft done but if it will speed up her recovery ALOT then she will go through with it. thank you in advance for your input and information on this matter
  3. by   annaedRN
    i am not a nurse but my wife has a wound vac on her leg and her doctor wants her to have a skin graft but her healing is coming along quite nicely. in only 10 days she has improved form a 10cm wide 7cm long and 1.8 cm deep to 6.5cm wide, 4cm long and only .2cm deep. i was wondering if it would be worth it for her to go ahead and have the graft done or if the vac will heal just as fast.
    any information or input would help us make the right decision for her because to be honest she really does not want the graft done but if it will speed up her recovery ALOT then she will go through with it. thank you in advance for your input and information on this matter
    The wound VAC can definitely heal up some large wounds rather quickly. Sometimes it is all a wound needs to heal, sometimes it is just used until surgery or something else needs done.But we can't offer medical advice here. Talk to your doctor about what you posted here and see what he/she thinks about it. It's worth a shot

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