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Vol:2 Issue:7 Number:418 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #2965
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Negative pressure wound treatment reduces the occurrence of seroma following THA

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OrthoEvidence. Negative pressure wound treatment reduces the occurrence of seroma following THA. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):418. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Negative pressure wound therapy to prevent seromas and treat surgical incisions after total hip arthroplasty

Int Orthop. 2012 Apr;36(4):719-22. Epub 2011 Jul 15

Contributing Authors: M Pachowsky J Gusinde A Klein S Lehrl S Schulz-Drost P Schlechtweg J Pauser K Gelse MH Brem

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19 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative wound treatment using either the current standard of care or negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) to determine its effects on post-operative seromas and wound healing. Results at 10 days indicated superior wound healing and a reduction in the occurrence of seromas, with only 44% of the NPWT group developing sero...

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