Wound Drains and Medical Drainage
To remove pathological or increased fluids and gases from inside the body, various types of drains are frequently used in human medicine. In addition to a therapeutic function, such as relieving air or secretion accumulation, drains also provide prophylactic functions, such as preventing postoperative fluid accumulation. In addition, by draining wound secretions and blood in combination with appropriate wound care, wound drainage can accelerate wound healing, especially after surgery, by preventing the development of haemorrhages, seromas and festering of cavities.
Various Kinds of Medical Drains
To meet the individual requirements of each indication, various medical drains and drainage bags are available for draining fluids, such as or urine, from inside the body. Generally, a distinction is made between internal and external drains. External drains, which are used to drain fluid from the patient's body via a sterile tube, are more important in human medicine and are used frequently.
However, external drains are particularly popular in the context of post-operative wound care or in the treatment of chronic wounds. The aim of wound drainage is to prevent the accumulation of secretions and other serous body fluids and thus minimise the risk of infection, as this quickly results in buildup of germs that can negatively influence wound closure and healing.
The sterile and latex-free Redon drain is one of the so-called suction drains. Especially in trauma surgery, the Redon drain is one of the most important and most frequently used drains after surgery. It is placed in the joint or subcutaneous fat tissue and connected to a Redon bottle under negative pressure via a Redon connection tube. The resulting suction pulls wound surfaces together. Thus, wound edges and tissue surfaces can adapt and grow together more quickly. The Redon drain usually remains in the patient's body for between 48 to 72 hours.
We recommend the use of the Redon drain with cross perforation from Dahlhausen. It not only has a Redon needle ground on one side, but also X-ray contrast strips. To match, we offer the Redon bottle with tube from Dahlhausen, which is pre-evacuated at 0.9 bar. The manufacturer's Large-Lock system minimises the high risk of clogging the lumens of the connecting tubes.
Gravity drains without suction effect, such as the Robinson drain, are used in thoratic surgery already during the surgical intervention. With this closed system, it is not necessary to change the bag because the sterile tube is perforated and absorbs the secretion. The wound secretion is then emptied via a special drainage nozzle.
Capillary Drain/Easy Flow Drain
Capillary drains are inserted for the treatment of small and superficial wounds. The wound secretion is drained without suction but with the help of the capillary effect (adhesion) into a wound dressing or a suitable drainage bag. Especially for indications such as abscesses, the use of this drain is recommended. So-called easy-flow drains are used for gall bladder removal. A flexible tube with ribbed inner walls is used here. This ensures continuous drainage of the secretion.
Thoratic drainage is one of the best-known types of drainage. It is used when an accident or infection causes air or body fluids to enter the pleural space, resulting in a life-threatening drop in pressure. To prevent the lungs from collapsing as a result of this pressure drop, the plastic tube is placed through the skin and rib muscles in the space between the ribs so that blood, other fluids and air can be directed into a bottle.
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