Lower infection rate after open fracture with NPWT versus conventional dressings
Vol: 8| Issue: 2| Number:47| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional wound dressings in treatment of open fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysisInt J Surg. 2018 May;53:72-79
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Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which comparing negative pressure wound therapy and conventional dressings in wound management following open fracture. Pooled analysis demonstrated a significantly lower rate of infection among groups treated with negative pressure wound therapy compared to groups treated with conventional dressings.
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