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ACE Report #7524
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Use of novel retraction device after direct anterior THA does not improve wound cosmesis

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Evaluation of wound healing after direct anterior total hip arthroplasty with use of a novel retraction device

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jan;44(1):E17-24.

Contributing Authors: AM Alvarez-Pinzon A Mutnal JC Suarez M Jack D Friedman WK Barsoum PD Patel

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48 patients (50 surgical incisions) scheduled to undergo direct anterior total hip arthroplasty were randomized to have surgery with or without a ring retractor. This was done to determine whether the intraoperative use of a ring retractor for total hip arthroplasty allowed for improved scar cosmesis. Surgeons rated scar healing based on the Stony Brook Scar Evaluation Scale and the modified Manch...

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