Maximizing patient safety, comfort, and convenience is the top priority and Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. That is why our doctors have chosen to use the Interi Wound Control System as a post-operative wound dressing.
Interi is a new approach to surgical wound control that promotes rapid healing and immaculate fluid removal after surgery.
The IC Surgical Interi System boasts the latest medical technology, using continuous and consistent suction to deliver pressure throughout internal surgical planes for optimal healing. The Interi System is intended to remove fluids that build up in the tissues in response to surgery from within the wound.
Benefits Of Interi Surgical Wound Control
Interi has many unique benefits and features. At the same time, the system is intuitive and relies on fundamental surgical principles that surgeons practice today. Here are just some of the reasons we have selected Interi as one of the most advanced wound control systems for our practice:
The Interi System is a kit that includes everything needed to get started. Various Interi kit configurations are available based on the patient’s individual needs. The kit components include:
The kit is available in various configurations. The therapy units come in two convenient sizes to best match the expected fluid volume.
The 300 mL therapy unit is ideal for early-stage healing when fluid output is at its peak. As the patient progresses in recovery and begins to resume normal daily activities, less fluid output can generally be expected. This is a good time to switch the patient to the 150 mL therapy unit size. Each therapy unit is sterile and individually packaged with tamper-proof packaging. Unused boxes may be returned to the clinic so that the remaining sterile therapy units do not go to waste.
The Interi System operates in a simple yet elegant way. It is designed to be simple to use for both patient and physician. Follow the instructions below to get started:
First, peel apart the manifold branches as desired. Then, place the manifold on the surgical site. The branches of the manifold should be carefully placed so as to ensure maximum coverage for optimal suction on the wound. The branches may be trimmed as needed for a perfect fit. Both the surgical site and the manifold external tubing exit need to be airtight in order for the system to work properly.
After removing excess fluid from the wound site and creating an airtight seal with the manifold, it is time to activate the system. To do so, take the sterile manifold connector out of the packaging, and attach it to the end of the manifold external tubing exit. Next, attach the therapy unit to the manifold connector. You may now press the “Start” button on the therapy unit. This initiates the internal suction pressure system.
When the patient returns home after leaving the operating room, they will continue using the Interi System. The user-friendly system was designed with patients in mind, so it is easy for a user to operate with initial guidance provided by the clinician. As you train the patient to use the system, it is essential to discuss cleaning and care of the external tubing and connector. The patient must also be advised on how to correctly monitor the fluid output, as well as how to change the therapy unit. Warnings and cautions are listed on the instructions.
When the physician determines that the patient is ready to disconnect the unit, the patient comes in for a quick in-office visit. The physician then simply disconnects the unit from the therapy connector. The manifold is then gently removed from the wound site. Surgical dressings may be applied to protect the surgical site as it continues to heal.
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