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Volume:21 Issue:10 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12348
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Mepilex Wound Dressing Provides Greater Wound Management and Satisfaction vs Aquacel Wound Dressing


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

A prospective randomized controlled clinical investigation comparing two post-operative wound dressings used after elective hip and knee replacement; Mepilex® Border Post-Op versus Aquacel® surgical.

Int J Orthop Trauma Nurs.2020 Aug;38:100772.

Contributing Authors: H Beele P Van Overschelde C Olivecrona S Smet

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Synopsis

One hundred and thirteen patients who had undergone an elective primary hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive the Mepilex Border Post-Op wound dressing or the Aquacel Surgical wound dressing. The primary outcome of interest was the incidence of wound dressing failure. Secondary outcomes of interest included the following: incidence of adverse events, incidence of investigator satisfa...

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