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Volume:65 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13788
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Zipper vs Suture Plus Adhesive vs Suture Plus Mesh for Wound Closure After Total Joint Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. Zipper vs Suture Plus Adhesive vs Suture Plus Mesh for Wound Closure After Total Joint Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2021;65(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13788

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

A Single-Center Randomized Prospective Study Investigating the Efficacy of Various Wound Closure Devices in Reducing Postoperative Wound Complications

Arthroplast Today. 2021 May 31;9: 83-88.

Contributing Authors: S Greenbaum S Zak PJ Tesoriero H Rudy J Vigdorchik WJ Long R Schwarzkopf

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One hundred and sixty-two patients undergoing a total joint arthroplasty (TJA; total hip or knee arthroplasty) were randomized to receive one of 3 new wound closure techniques: surgical zipper (n=54), monofilament suture plus adhesive (n=55), or monofilament suture plus polyester mesh with adhesive (n=53). The primary outcome of interest was closure time. Secondary outcomes of interest included pe...

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