Barbed sutures reduce cost and closing time compared to standard sutures in TKA
Barbed Versus Standard Sutures for Closure in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Prospective Randomized TrialJ Arthroplasty. 2014 Sep;29(9 Suppl):135-8
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411 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive either barbed running or knotted interrupted suture closure, with the purpose of comparing these two different layered closure techniques. The use of barbed running sutures resulted in shorter closing time and reduced cost. Aside from experiencing more intra-operative broken sutures, the barbed running group a...
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