Hemovac drain

Hemovac drain

A blood recovery device used during surgery. See Blood salvage.
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After the abscess was drained and washed with serum physiologic (Figure 1b), a Hemovac drain was applied and the wound was sutured.
After bleeding control and placing a small hemovac drain, tissues were closed in layers.
A medium Hemovac drain was placed along the length of the lateral compartment, exiting in the posterolateral proximal leg.
For the lumbar spine, exposure to the anterior lumbar spine is through a retroperitoneal method, and the wound was closed after insertion of a 1- and 8-inch Hemovac drain (Figure 2).
The remaining basal scrotal skin was drawn to cover the testes, and bilateral scrotal flaps were sutured layer by layer, after Hemovac drain had been placed in the dependent portion (Fig.
With the Versatile 1 device, a single layer of gauze is placed over the wound, then a flat, silicone Hemovac drain is placed on the gauze over the maximum dimensions of the wound.
Because of the history of von Willebrand' s disease, a Hemovac drain was placed.
Stability and range of motion were checked, and, before wound closure, a Hemovac drain was inserted at the joint.
Rue and Johnson [11] describe removing silicone drains, which are much softer than polyvinyl chloride (PVC) drains used in Hemovac drains, by grasping the tubing with a clamp.
Technical points that likely contributed to this result include the complete dissection of all involved tissue, the appearance of diligent hemostasis, the use of hemovac drains to prevent fluid re-accumulation split-thickness skin grafting on the ventral surface of the penis, and the taking of scrotal advancement flaps from areas with normal, non-edematous skin.