Jackson-Pratt Drain Definition


A closed-suction medical device consisting of an internal drain connected to a grenade-shaped bulb via plastic tubing, commonly used for collecting bodily fluids from surgical sites.


Origin of Jackson-Pratt Drain

  • Named after its inventors, Drs. Fredrick E. Jackson and Richard A. Pratt. First mentioned in publications of the early 1970s.

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