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Topic Title: Frequently Asked Questions
Created On: 04/05/2002 08:02 PM
 
 07/22/2013 05:10 PM

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Cher777

I looked up the V.A.C. system and was quite impressed. It is also called Negative Wound Pressure Therapy.

V.A.C. deals with a macrostrain and microstrain science. The macrostrain draws wound edges together, aids in complete wound bed contact, and helps remove infectious agents. The microstrain works to reduce edema (among other things). The promotional material said that V.A.C. therapy, when used along with V.A.C. GranuFoam dressings, results in advanced wound healing.

Has anyone ever tried this combination?
 04/26/2005 08:25 PM

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drgibson123

How did you pay for it? How much did it cost? I had one for my mother and the machine was $400 a day. Fifteen thousand dollars later the wound had healed beautifully.
 05/30/2003 05:32 PM

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PURPLEJENN119

I recently had the opportunity to use the VAC system and was very pleased with the results. I had a patient who had a stage IV ulcer on her right heel for about 18 months when she came to us. She was very compromised and was malnourished, in advanced renal failure, as well as being a diabetic. She had multiple debridements and flap closures, all of which produced no results. Her primary doctor said it would never heal, but her family did not accept this. They heard a presentation by a KCI rep and requested this therapy. After discussion with the care plan team, a feeding tube was placed to improve her nutritional status(thereby increasing her chances of wound healing), her dialysis was increased, and a final debridement was done. The VAC was placed and the wound showed dramatic improvement. She also had a wound culture and was placed on the appropriate antibiotics. This wound that would never heal finally closed after 2 years, with just 5 months of therapy with the VAC system.
 05/18/2003 12:18 AM

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PP

You can also check information on localized negative pressure at www.blueskymedical.com. They have inexpensive solutions.
 05/18/2003 12:18 AM

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PP

You can also check information on localized negative pressure at www.blueskymedical.com. They have inexpensive solutions.
 08/23/2002 10:45 AM

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jim8286

there is a good deal of information on the vac therapy on wounds1.com, medtech1.com and also on the kci1.com web site. good luck!
 04/05/2002 08:02 PM

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tdee

Would appreciate info on the vaccuum treatment for heel ulcer.
     
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