Which is the better method of wound closure in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery: sutures or skin clips?

Andree Dignon, N. Arnett

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    Abstract

    Surgical wound closure plays an important part in any procedure and there are a considerable number of closure techniques in use today. This literature review will discuss the use of skin clips (staples) and sutures as used in an orthopaedic setting, specifically among patients having hip or knee replacement surgery. This subject has generated a considerable amount of debate and both types of closure are widely used. We were therefore interested in which technique had a lower incidence of infection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-76
    JournalJournal of perioperative practice
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Surgical Instruments
    Sutures
    Orthopedics
    Hip
    Knee
    Skin
    Incidence
    Wounds and Injuries
    Infection
    Surgical Wound

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    Keywords

    • orthopaedic surgery
    • surgical wound closure
    • skin clips
    • staples
    • sutures

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    Which is the better method of wound closure in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery: sutures or skin clips? / Dignon, Andree; Arnett, N.

    In: Journal of perioperative practice, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2013, p. 72-76.

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