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Vol:283 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14914
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Sutures Versus Staples for Wound Closures After Foot & Ankle Surgery

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OrthoEvidence. Sutures Versus Staples for Wound Closures After Foot & Ankle Surgery . ACE Report. 2022;283(1):1. Available from:

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

Foot and Ankle Surgical Incision Closure With Three Different Materials

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 01-Jul;():. 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.11.010

Contributing Authors:
D Yao J Nachtsheim S Ettinger A Altemeier L Claassen C Plaass M Schwarze K Daniilidis B Bruggenjurgen C Stukenborg-Colsman M Lerch

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One hundred and twenty-four patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery were randomized to receive either nonabsorbable sutures (n=42), absorbable sutures (n=42), or staples (n=40). The primary outcomes of this trial were to determine wound healing using the Additional treatment, Serous discharge, Erythema, Purulent exudate, Separation of deep tissues, Isolation of bacteria, and Stay as an inpatien...

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