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ACE Report #9008
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Comparable efficacy between nylon stitches and skin staples for wound closure after TKA


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

A randomised controlled trial comparing skin closure in total knee arthroplasty in the same knee: nylon sutures versus skin staples

Bone Joint Res. 2016 May;5(5):185-90

Contributing Authors: V Yuenyongviwat K Iamthanaporn T Hongnaparak B Tangtrakulwanich

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Synopsis

70 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty were randomized into one of the following groups: wound closure with skin staples on the upper half and nylon sutures on the lower half of the wound, or wound closure with nylon sutures on the upper half and skin staples on the lower half of the wound. The purpose of this study was to compare the two wound closure techniques with regards to wo...

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