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Volume:4 Issue:12 Number:16 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #8246
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Occlusive dressings decrease rate of wound complications following TKA/THA

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OrthoEvidence. Occlusive dressings decrease rate of wound complications following TKA/THA . ACE Report. 2015;4(12):16. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8246

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

Role of Surgical Dressings in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Sep;44(9):415-20.

Contributing Authors: BD Springer WB Beaver WL Griffin JB Mason SM Odum

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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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