Occlusive dressings decrease rate of wound complications following TKA/THA
Role of Surgical Dressings in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled TrialAm J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Sep;44(9):415-20.
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262 patients undergoing primary TKA or THA were randomized to receive either occlusive or standard surgical dressings for wound healing. The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of wound complications, need for subsequent care and dressing changes, and patient satisfaction between the groups. The results indicated that occlusive dressings produced significantly lower rates of wound compli...
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