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ACE Report #9274
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

OTA 2016: Preliminary results of NPWT following operative treatment of calcaneus fractures

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Negative Pressure Therapy Dressing versus Standard Dressing for Closed Calcaneus Fractures: Preliminary Results of Prospective Randomized Study of Wound Complications

Contributing Authors: C Connelly A Schroeder M Archdeacon R Finnan F Avilucea TT Le J Wyrick

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39 patients with 44 closed calcaneus fractures who were scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation were included in this trial to compare the use of negative pressure wound therapy dressings and standard dressings. The outcomes of interest in this trial were wound complications, pain, and functional outcomes. The preliminary results of this trial at 6 weeks indicated that there were no sig...

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