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A prospective randomised study comparing the jubilee dressing method to a standard adhesive dressing for total hip and knee replacements.
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PMID:  22658450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM OF THE STUDY: It is important to reduce potential wound complications in total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare the jubilee dressing method to a standard adhesive dressing. METHOD: 124 patients (62 total hip replacements and 62 total knee replacements) were randomly selected to have either a standard adhesive dressing or jubilee method dressing. The number of dressing changes, incidence of blistering, leakage, appearance of inflammation, infection rate and the average stay in hospital was recorded for each patient. RESULTS: The jubilee dressing significantly reduced the rate of blistering, leakage and number of dressing changes when compare to a traditional adhesive dressing (p < 0.05). The rate of inflammation and average length of stay in hospital was not significantly different between the two groups. CONCLUSION: The authors recommend the use of this dressing for total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures due to the associated lower complication rate.
Neil G Burke; Connor Green; Gavin McHugh; Niall McGolderick; Carol Kilcoyne; Patrick Kenny
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-1
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Title:  Journal of tissue viability     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0965-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9306822     Medline TA:  J Tissue Viability     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Tissue Viability Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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