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Who invented the Penrose drain?
Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
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Consequently, who invented the Jackson Pratt drain?
Namesake. The Jackson-Pratt Drain (informally referred to as the "brain drain") was named after its inventors Drs. Fredrick E. Jackson (Chief, Department of Neurosurgical Surgery, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA) and Richard A.
One may also ask, what is the purpose of a drain after surgery? After a surgery, fluid may collect inside your body in the surgical area. This makes an infection or other problems more likely. A surgical drain allows the fluid to flow out. This is called a Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain. The drain uses suction created by the bulb to pull the fluid from your body into the bulb.
Also to know, what is the purpose of Penrose drain?
A Penrose drain is a soft, flexible rubber tube used as a surgical drain, to prevent the buildup of fluid in a surgical site. The Penrose drain is named for American gynecologist Charles Bingham Penrose (1862–1925).
How are Penrose drains removed?
Penrose drain removal To remove the drain, the two non-absorbable sutures (proximal and distal) are cut and the drain is gently pulled through its original exit site. The exit site is left to close by secondary intention healing.