Ribbon Drain

Description

Manufactured from high-quality silicone. The ribbon drain is a thin, flat silicone elastomer strip intended for post-operative drainage.

Cat./Ref.No. Width Length Thickness
3147.5mm (0.275")450mm (17.716")0.5mm

When removing outer packaging, immerse the Ribbon Drain directly in sterile saline, and rinse thoroughly prior to insertion. The drain should be cut to the appropriate length and placed in a twisted, non-linear position, to enhance the drainage path inside the incision. Approximately 3cm of the drain should remain external to the skin, and the initial dressing should be moist to draw fluids out of the wound.

  • Drainage of small cavities which do not require suction drainage.
  • This drain may be useful in hand, foot or plastic surgery.
  • Not suitable for use in direct contact with the central nervous system.
  • A flat thin and flexible ribbon structure.
  • Easy to trim to provide a reduced length.
  • Useful where decreased scar formation and tissue reaction are important.
  • Suitable following plastic surgery, or procedures on the head, neck, hand or foot.
  • Suitable for drainage of small incisions, where suction drainage is inappropriate.
  • Enables accurate skin approximation with minimal obstruction.
  • Radio Opaque, due to integral Barium Sulphate (BaSO4) content.
  • Supplied sterile in double wrapped pouches, 10 pouches per carton.

  • Sterilised by gamma irradiation, single use only.

On Request

  • Ribbon drains can be supplied in alternative lengths
  • For requests please contact us at orders@medasil.com