Shoelace technique for leg fasciotomy is both time and cost effective
Wound closure of leg fasciotomy: comparison of vacuum-assisted closure versus shoelace technique. A randomised studyInjury. 2014 May;45(5):890-3. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.02.002.
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50 patients with acute compartment syndrome stemming from leg fracture and/or blunt injury undergoing leg fasciotomy were randomized to wound closure through either vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) or the shoelace technique. This study aimed to compare wound outcome, time to closure, and complications between these treatments. Results indicated significantly shorter time to wound closure, and signifi...
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