Benefit of negative pressure wound therapy found in management of TKA and THA patients
Incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWTd) in routine primary hip and knee arthroplasties: A randomised controlled trialBone Joint Res. 2016 Aug;5(8):328-37
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220 patients scheduled for either total knee or hip arthroplasty were randomized to wound management with either incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWTd) or standard dressings. The purpose of this study was to compare wound exudate levels and length of hospital stay between groups. The incidence of patients demonstrating overt wound exudate was significantly lower in the iNPWT...
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