You are here

Wound Vac 97605

CPT Coding Technique
Indications Complications
Contraindications Follow-up Care / Rehab Protocol
Alternatives Outcomes
Pre-op Planning / Case Card Review References

synonyms:wound vac, Negative pressure wound therapy, vacuum assisted drainage collection,

Wound Vac CPT

Wound Vac Indications

  • chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, pressure or venous insufficiency),flaps and grafts.

Wound Vac Contraindications

  • Active bleeding
  • Exposed blood vessels, anastomotic sites, organs, or nerves.
  • Malignancy in the wound
  • Untreated osteomyelitis
  • Non-enteric and unexplored fistulas
  • Necrotic tissue with eschar present 
  • Sensitivity to silver (V.A.C. GranuFoam™ Silver Dressing only

Wound Vac Alternatives

  • dressing changes

Wound Vac Pre-op Planning

  • Ensure vac sponges, cannisters and vac machine are available.

Wound Vac Technique

Wound Vac Complications

Wound Vac Follow-up care

  • Generally change sponge and canister every 48-72 hours

Wound Vac Outcomes

Wound Vac Review References