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A Comparison of Wound Closure Techniques for Total Knee Arthroplasty.
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PMID:  21531114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Four wound closure techniques for total knee arthroplasty were compared in a prospective, randomized, controlled, institutional review board-approved study with 75 subjects. The study compared tissue adhesives, stapling, and suturing with respect to procedure time and cost, together with functional and clinical outcome. Total knee arthroplasty closure time (capsule to cutaneous) favored staples at 26 s/cm, followed by adhesives (45 and 37 s/cm for 2-octyl and n-butyl-2, respectively) and, finally, subcuticular suturing at 54 s/cm (P < .0007). Reduced procedure time translated into intraoperative cost reduction where closure cost per centimeter was $70, $62, $57, and $75 for 2-octyl, n-butyl-2, staples, and sutures, respectively. No significant differences in infection, dehiscence, cosmesis, general health (SF-12v2 (QualityMetric Inc., Lincoln, RI)), and functional and clinical assessments (range of motion, Knee Society knee score, and pain) were observed.
Authors:
Mitchell D Eggers; Li Fang; David R Lionberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
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