Despite massive technical progress in this field, the principle
" ubipus - ibi evacoa" "Apply suction wherever pus occurs" still
holds. Following surgery, controlled drainage of secretory and
necrotic matter is absolutely necessary in both acute and chronic
deep inflammations before these inclusions seek an exit on their
own, i.e. before a fistula can form.
Some developments, for instance use of antibiotic cement, with the
attendant risk of development of resistance, have just the opposite
effect in that they block drainage of necrotic matter. Irrigation
drainage has seen considerable use. Therapeutic success based on
this method was, however, often hindered by complications resulting
from unsolved mechanical problems such as damage to skin at the site
of entry and secondary infections resulting from open matter drainage.
Closed irrigation-suction drainage, practically excluding the risk
of a secondary infection, is only possible when a tissue pressure
burden is prevented. With the controlled DRAINTEC®
Drainage system this has now become reality - no tissue pressure
burden!. The clinical significance of this breakthrough has been
confirmed by numerous applications in different centres.
Irrigation-Suction Drainage has in many cases ensured
long-term therapeutic success following surgical treatment,
rendering lengthier aftertreatment concepts and longer hospitalization unnecessary.
Irrigation-Suction Drainage system prevents buildup
of a tissue pressure burden and removes necrotic matter by means
of active drainage action that is gentle to tissues. Optimized
control of drainage of the secretory matter and lavage fluid avoids
drain blockage, formation of irrigation paths and the entry of
fluids into the blood circulation.
Irrigation-Suction Drainage system facilitates successful
application of antiseptics for local, intracorporual treatment of deep
infections. Use of the DRAINTEC®
system with antiseptics also contributes
to a reduction of antibiotic use, thus helping to prevent the
development of resistances.