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Volume:30 Issue:11 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12494
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Similar Cosmetic and Satisfaction Outcomes with Staples vs Subcuticular Suture Wound Closure in TKA


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

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

Contributing Authors: S Nepal P Ruangsomboon P Udomkiat A Unnanuntana

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Synopsis

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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