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Volume:8 Issue:8 Number:20 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #12302
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Similar Outcomes With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy vs Standard Dressing For Open Tibial Fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional dressing for open fractures in lower extremity trauma.

Bone Joint J. 2020 Jul;102-B(7):912-917

Contributing Authors: M Tahir EA Chaudhry FK Zimri N Ahmed SA Shaikh S Khan UK Choudry A Aziz AR Jamali

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Synopsis

Four hundred and eighty-six patients with an tibial shaft open fracture scheduled for a open reduction and fixation procedure were randomized into receiving negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or standard dressing for wound management. The primary outcome of interest was the Disability Rating Index (DRI) at 12 months post-operation. The secondary outcomes of interest included the following: qua...

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