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Vol:3 Issue:11 Number:6 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #7288
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

OTA 2014: Negative-pressure wound therapy not favourable to gauze dressing for ORIF

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2014: Negative-pressure wound therapy not favourable to gauze dressing for ORIF. ACE Report. 2014;3(11):6. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Role of Acute Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Over Primarily Closed Surgical Incisions in Hip, Pelvis, and Acetabular Fracture Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Contributing Authors: BD Crist MS Khazzam GJ Della Rocca YM Murtha JP Stannard

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


151 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for a hip, pelvis, or acetabular fracture were randomly assigned to receive negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or standard gauze dressing over the closed incisions. Postoperative surgical wound drainage, risk of infections, and hospital duration were assessed. Findings revealed that, contrary to previously published literat...

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