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Comparing wound complication rates following closure of hip wounds with metallic skin staples or subcuticular vicryl suture: a prospective randomised trial.
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PMID:  15621905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare 2 methods of wound closure-metallic staples or 3-0 undyed vicryl-according to postoperative wound complication rates. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery for proximal femoral fractures were randomised to have wound closure with metallic staples or with subcuticular vicryl suture. Wounds were regularly examined postoperatively and only those with positive wound swabs were regarded as wound infections. RESULTS: Five infections and one superficial wound dehiscence occurred in the patients who had wound closure with metallic staples. The complication rate was significantly higher for this group compared with the group who had wound closure with subcuticular vicryl suture (p<0.025). CONCLUSION: Superficial wound complication rates are higher for wounds closed with metallic staples compared to wounds closed with subcuticular vicryl.
A A Shetty; V S Kumar; C Morgan-Hough; G A Georgeu; K D James; J E Nicholl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1022-5536     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-28     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440382     Medline TA:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Femoral Fractures / surgery*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Occlusive Dressings
Polyglactin 910
Prospective Studies
Surgical Staplers*
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Suture Techniques*
Reg. No./Substance:
34346-01-5/Polyglactin 910

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