Wound Vac [V.A.C.® (Vacuum Assisted Closure®)]

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by Clarísima, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Clarísima Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Hello everyone!

    I believe "Wound Vac" is an abbreviation of Wound Vacuum, which appears to be a drainage system used to accelerate healing by 1) removing excess bacteria/pus 2) keeping area moist and 3) promoting good blood flow.

    Vacío de herida?
    Drenaje de vacío de herida?
     
  2. Leo_BsAs

    Leo_BsAs Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish (Argentina)


    Hi.

    Here in Argentina the device is called "bomba de aspiración" o "sistema de vacío y compactación". The first is more popular among physicians, the second are the words that we usually write in the prescription.

    I hope it helps you.
     
  3. Clarísima Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Thank you, Leo_BsAs. My colleagues here in the USA told me that they use ASPIRACION DE HERIDA. Any comments?
     
  4. Leo_BsAs

    Leo_BsAs Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish (Argentina)
    Hi.

    "Aspiración y compactación" sounds good, too.
     
  5. sergio11 Senior Member

    Los Angeles and Buenos Aires
    Spanish (lunfardo)
  6. Clarísima Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Excelente, gracias!
     

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