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Use of knotless suture for closure of total hip and knee arthroplasties: a prospective, randomized clinical trial.
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PMID:  23146366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We performed a prospective, randomized clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of using a bidirectional barbed suture compared with traditional sutures in the deep closure of primary total hip (25) and knee (35) arthroplasties. Complications, time to closure, and length of surgery were evaluated. Closure was noted to be significantly faster (9.3 vs 13.6 minutes, P < .005) in the barbed suture group. Wound-related complications were similar (3 cases) in both groups at 3-month follow-up. Although this study supports the use of barbed technology as a functionally comparable and more efficient modality of wound closure with the potential for costs savings based on reduced operative time, the cost-effectiveness of its adoption is institution dependent and will rely on the optimization of all other perioperative factors.
Nicholas T Ting; Mario M Moric; Craig J Della Valle; Brett R Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1783-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
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