Negative pressure wound treatment reduces the occurrence of seroma following THA
Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:418| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Negative pressure wound therapy to prevent seromas and treat surgical incisions after total hip arthroplastyInt Orthop. 2012 Apr;36(4):719-22. Epub 2011 Jul 15
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19 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative wound treatment using either the current standard of care or negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) to determine its effects on post-operative seromas and wound healing. Results at 10 days indicated superior wound healing and a reduction in the occurrence of seromas, with only 44% of the NPWT group developing sero...
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