Hemovac drainSurgical drain; Hemovac drain - caring for; Hemovac drain - emptying; Hemovac drain - changing dressing
A Hemovac drain is placed under your skin during surgery. This drain removes any blood or other fluids that might build up in this area. You can go home with the drain still in place.
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