Barbed Suture for Arthrotomy Closure in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Barbed sutures reduce arthrotomy closure duration and suture utilisation compared to interrupted conventional sutures for primary total hip arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial.Hip Int. 2021 Sep;31(5): 582-588.
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Sixty patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive a barbed suture for arthrotomy closure (n=30) or standard interrupted suture closure (n=30). Outcomes of interest were duration of closure, number of sutures utilized and wound related complications. The barbed suture group had a significantly shorter arthrotomy closure, total wound closure time and utilized signif...
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