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Various Types Of Surgery Tubes

A surgical drain is a soft and flexible plastic tube that is connected to a plastic collection bulb. Drains are used to prevent fluid from accumulating at the surgery site while the wound or incision site is healing. These are usually in place for about 1 to 3 weeks after surgery, or until the drainage decreases to a small amount.

If you’ve had surgery, you can schedule an appointment with a surgeon via for placing surgery drain tubes. The drain generally has two parts—a thin rubber tube and a round squeeze bulb. The bulb acts as a reservoir for the fluids and it’s also used to create a vacuum that helps with drainage.

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Drains are classified by various systems: open or closed and passive or active. Passive drains rely on gravity, body movement, pressure differentials, or overflow to move fluid or gas; active drains use intermittent or continuous negative pressure to pull fluid or gas from a wound or body cavity.

Typically, passive drains are open systems and active drains are closed systems because they rely on negative pressure that is created by the drain. These drains are most commonly used in wounds, after surgery where dead space is present, or when an accumulation of fluid is anticipated. They work by capillary action, gravity, overflow, or fluctuations of pressure gradients caused by body movement.