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Vol:8 Issue:2 Number:47 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #10291
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Lower infection rate after open fracture with NPWT versus conventional dressings

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OrthoEvidence. Lower infection rate after open fracture with NPWT versus conventional dressings. ACE Report. 2019;8(2):47. Available from:

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional wound dressings in treatment of open fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Int J Surg. 2018 May;53:72-79

Contributing Authors: X Liu S Cen F Huang H Zhang

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Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which comparing negative pressure wound therapy and conventional dressings in wound management following open fracture. Pooled analysis demonstrated a significantly lower rate of infection among groups treated with negative pressure wound therapy compared to groups treated with conventional dressings.

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