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Vol:233 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14577
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Effect of Staples vs. Sutures on Surgical Site Infection in Elective Knee and Hip Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. Effect of Staples vs. Sutures on Surgical Site Infection in Elective Knee and Hip Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;233(1):1. Available from:

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

Surgical site infection after wound closure with staples versus sutures in elective knee and hip arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Arthroplasty. 2022 Mar 4;4(1): 12.

Contributing Authors:
A van de Kuit RJ Krishnan WH Mallee LM Goedhart B Lambert JN Doornberg TMJS Vervest J Martin

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Eight studies including a total of 1130 patients undergoing elective knee or hip arthroplasty were included in this meta-analysis comparing the effect of sutures and staples on surgical site infection. The risk of surgical site infection was not significantly different between the two groups in the primary analysis, however, in the sensitivity analysis of low risk of bias studies (n=2 studies) the...

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