Definition : Catheters designed for introduction into an otherwise closed wound. These catheters typically consist of a single-lumen flexible plastic tube with end and/or side perforations at or near the distal end. Dedicated wound catheters intended for drainage of blood and/or other fluids are available; wound catheters used for irrigation from external pumps are also available.
Entry Terms : "Wound Catheters" , "Catheters, Arthroscopy" , "Catheters, Arthroscopic"
UMDC code : 18755