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A prospective randomised trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for wound closure after fasciectomy for Dupuytren's contracture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19687084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After fasciectomy for Dupuytren's contracture the wound has traditionally been closed with non-absorbable sutures. A prospective randomised study of 59 patients was undertaken to compare wound closure after fasciectomy with irradiated polyglactin 910 absorbable sutures and non-absorbable sutures. The outcomes studied were: time spent attending to the wound at the first postoperative visit; the patient's pain score at that visit; and any complications. Wound care required significantly more time when non-absorbable sutures were used. There was no significant difference in pain scores or in complications between the two groups. We recommend the use of irradiated polyglactin 910 absorbable sutures for wound closure after fasciectomy as it saves time and resources without compromising wound healing.
K Howard; A J M Simison; A Morris; V Bhalaik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-04     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  2010-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  618-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral, Merseyside, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Absorbable Implants
Dupuytren Contracture / surgery*
Fascia / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Polyglactin 910*
Prospective Studies
Suture Techniques*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polypropylenes; 34346-01-5/Polyglactin 910
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010 Jul;35(6):519; author reply 519-20   [PMID:  20591937 ]

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