Van Straten Medical Wound Drains
K2 Medical is the sole supplier of Van Straten Medical wound drains in South Africa. We offer a range of systems that includes 200, 400 and 600ml bottles, high or low vacuum, silicone or PUR tubing and varying trocar sizes.
Medinorm™ drains give constant, closed system postoperative wound drainage and is a post-operative, closed, wound drainage system, designed to drain and collect wound fluid with a constant suction.
The constant suction provided with the pre-evacuated wound drainage systems minimises and prevents all disturbing factors that result in shifting of the tissue layers.
Furthermore, constant suction brings and keeps the wound clefts together at the base of the wound.
Berman et al. proved that 80% of the total drainage is collected within 6 hours post-operatively with a constant suction device, whereas with intermittent suction this is spread over days.
The continuous vacuum system was found to provide significantly better wound approximation and fewer days of drainage into the wound dressing following drain removal.
Medinorm LVS NG®
Medinorm LVS NG® is a low vacuum postoperative wound drainage system, designed to drain and collect wound fluid with a constant suction. It is specifically used in surgical cases where a lower suction force is required.
A unique low vacuum regulator is connected in the patient connecting tube. It replaces the standard Medinorm HVS high vacuum replacement bottle and the valve automatically converts drainage to a low vacuum suction. The LVS NG range is also available with a soft silicone drain.
LVS is specifically used in surgical cases where a lower suction force is required.
- Ready-to-use system
- The exact amount of negative pressure is controlled
- Pre-evacuated for constant suction
- Low negative pressure
- Closed system
- Available only in 600ml bottles and 600ml replacement bottles
Medinorm HVS® is a high vacuum system. The system has been designed to drain and collect wound fluid with a constant suction. HVS is specifically indicated for cases where the wound drain is situated between the tissue layers. High vacuum drainage rapidly eliminates any dead space and encourages more rapid wound healing.