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- Published: Mar 2017
- ACE Report #9588
AAOS2017: Evaluating two wound closure techniques following ORIF for ankle fractures
Study Type: Randomized Trial
OE Level of Evidence: N/A
Journal Level of Evidence: N/A
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Why was this study needed now?
Perfusion is a critical factor in wound healing and the prevention of wound complications. Few studies have evaluated the effect of different wound closure techniques on wound perfusion following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.
What was the principal research question?
In wound closure following fixation of an ankle fracture, is there any significant difference in objective wound perfusion between the Allgöwer-Donati and vertical mattress suture techniques, assessed over a minimum of 3 months postoperatively?
|Population:||30 patients undergoing open reduction and internal fixation for an ankle fracture.|
|Intervention:||Allgöwer-Donati group: Wound closure was performed using the Allgöwer-Donati technique (n=15)|
|Comparison:||Vertical Mattress group: Wound closure was performed using the vertical mattress suture technique (n=15)|
|Outcomes:||The main outcome was skin perfusion assessed using laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography (LA-ICGA) at 30 separate locations along the incision.|
|Time:||The minimum follow-up was 3 months. Mean follow-up was 4.7 months|
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