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ACE Report #11350
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS2019: iNPWT vs. standard care in lower extremity total joint arthroplasties

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

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices Improve Short-Term Wound Complications, but Not Long-Term Infection Rate Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Contributing Authors: JP Stannard JA Keeney A Aggarwal JL Cook

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398 patients were randomized to receive incisional negative pressure wound therapy (iNPWT) or standard post-operative care following a total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The outcomes of interest included drainage volume, complications, and wound-related outcomes. The results from the study found no significant difference in infection rates between the two groups. The iNPWT group displayed significant...

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