OTA 2019: Impact of skin suture pattern on incision perfusion in ORIF for ankle fractures
The Impact of Skin Suture Pattern on Incision Perfusion Using Intraoperative Laser Angiography: A Randomized-Clinical Trial of Ankle Fracture Patients
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75 patients undergoing open reduction and internal fixation procedures for ankle fractures were randomized to receive wound closure via a simple interrupted, vertical mattress, horizontal mattress, Allogwer-Donati or running sub-cuticular suturing pattern. The outcomes of interest were mean incision perfusion and mean perfusion impairment. The study results found the running subcuticular suture pa...
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