Similar Cosmetic and Satisfaction Outcomes with Staples vs Subcuticular Suture Wound Closure in TKA
Cosmetic outcomes and patient satisfaction compared between staples and subcuticular suture technique for wound closure after primary total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Sep;140(9):1255-1263
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Sixty-two patients who were scheduled to undergo a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive wound closure with either staples (n=31) or subcuticular suturing (n=31). The primary outcomes of interest included the Hollander Wound Evaluation Scale (HWES) for cosmetic appearance, and a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for cosmetic appearance and patient satisfaction. Furthermore, fu...
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