Comparison of sutures and staples for wound closure in orthopaedic surgery
Sutures versus staples for wound closure in orthopaedic surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trialPatient Saf Surg. 2013 Feb 9;7(1):6
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Dr. Shantz discusses potential differences between sutures and staples for wound closure in orthopaedic surgery.
190 patients undergoing an orthopedic procedure requiring a wound closure greater than 2cm in length, were randomized to determine a superior method of closure between sutures and staples, in terms of minimizing wound complications over 6 weeks. The evidence presented in this study demonstrates that 42% of all patients reported a wound complication with similar rates between suturing and stapling....
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