ACE Report #11875
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

No difference in wound appearance or infection rate between iNPWT and standard dressings in TJA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
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

J Arthroplasty. 2019 Apr;34(4):723-728. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.12.008

Contributing Authors: JP Stannard JL Cook JA Keeney A Aggarwal SW Clawson

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398 patients scheduled for primary or revision total hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to post-surgical management with either incisional negative pressure wound therapy. Results demonstrated no overall differences in wound appearance score, infection rate, rates of patients with mild or moderate/severe drainage, rates of dressing-related complications, or rates of reoperation due to wound ...

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