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Volume:8 Issue:11 Number:11 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12052
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

OTA 2019: Impact of skin suture pattern on incision perfusion in ORIF for ankle fractures

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Impact of skin suture pattern on incision perfusion in ORIF for ankle fractures. ACE Report. 2019;8(11):11. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12052

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

The Impact of Skin Suture Pattern on Incision Perfusion Using Intraoperative Laser Angiography: A Randomized-Clinical Trial of Ankle Fracture Patients

Contributing Authors: P Shorten RD Nesbit CS Bartlett PC Schottel

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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.


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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