Negative-pressure wound therapy leads to higher costs & wound complication risk in THA
Use of Negative-Pressure Wound Dressings to Prevent Surgical Site Complications After Primary Hip Arthroplasty: A Pilot RCTSurg Innov. 2015 Oct;22(5):488-95.
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70 adult patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or standard wound dressings after surgery in this pilot RCT. The purpose of this pilot was two-fold: to perform a preliminary analysis on the effects of NPWT in terms of surgical site infection risk compared to standard care, and to determine the feasibility of a definitive...
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