Wound Vacs

The wound vac is a unique system that helps promote wound healing. Doctors can prescribe negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for many traumatic and chronic wound patients – in the hospital, extended care facility, and in the home. CareLinc carries Medela wound vacs, one of the more popular wound vac brands on the market. These machines are typically prescribed when wounds are not healing correctly over time and is often linked to diabetes or used after a skin graft or an unusually large wound.


Negative Pressure Wound Vac (NPWV)

Benefits of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) are:

  • Assists granulation
  • Applies controlled, localized negative pressure to help uniformly draw wounds closed
  • Helps remove interstitial fluid allowing tissue decompression
  • Helps remove infectious materials
  • Provides a closed, moist wound healing environment
  • Promotes flap and graft survival
  • Improves blood flow to the wound
  • Decreases inflammation and swelling
  • Portable wound vac machines can travel with patients

A wound vacuum system is often used for:

  • Chronic Burns
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Chronic wounds
  • Acute Wounds
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Neuropathic and Diabetic Wounds
  • Explored Enterocutaneous Fistulas
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Fasciotomy Wounds from Compartment Syndrome

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