can a wound vac be used in an iffecteed incision on the scalp?

My wife had a craniotomy and the fluid around the incision site never went away. after a few months the fluid became infected and started to drain. Subsequent trips to the hospital didn't cure her.and she is taking antibiotics and on Xarelto. She also had a detriment procedure and the fluid came back after a few weeks. The neurosurgeon that preformed the surgery sent her home and told us to just keep the open would clean.

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Wound vac therapy can be used pretty much anywhere on the body. However, wound vac should never be placed on an infected wound. I would suggest that your wife see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy to get this wound to heal up.

Published on May 20, 2016

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Wound vac therapy can be used pretty much anywhere on the body. However, wound vac should never be placed on an infected wound. I would suggest that your wife see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy to get this wound to heal up.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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