An Improvised Active Drain

  • M. O. Ogirima Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna
Keywords: Active drain, improvised


An improvised active drain is designed from intravenous infusion set and recycled RedivacR or Haemovac® bottle. Outcome of the use of this system on 100 patients is presented. This suction drainage system had been used in major orthopaedic and common minor surgical procedures and no significant complication was observed. This improvisation is relevant in a depressed economy where it is difficult to buy new sets of this type of drainage system

(Nig J Surg Res 2000; 2:161-163)


Active drain, improvised

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