Catheters, Wound, Drainage, Suction
Definition : Wound drainage catheters designed for aspiration of drain liquids and/or semisolids from an otherwise closed wound. These catheters typically consist of a multiperforated rigid plastic tube externally attached through a large-diameter extension tube to a strong negative-pressure collection jar. These catheters are used for wound drainage after surgical procedures, such as mediastinal infections after cardiac operations, neck wounds after cancer surgery, and wounds after orthopedic (e.g., knee, hip) surgery.
Entry Terms : "Redon Catheters" , "Suction Catheters" , "Catheters, Suction" , "Catheters, Manometric"
UMDC code : 18757