Combination dressing with a mix of skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology for comfort during body movement, and proprietary Hydrofiber. AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL SP dressing has a thin adhesive layer, to aid conformability for specific types of surgical wounds such as cesarean. AQUACEL Ag Surgical dressing (ConvaTec Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina, USA) is a modern dressing. The dressing comprises a core.
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The indication for TKA was severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Tape blisters after hip surgery: Second, our control group used Sofra-Tulle dressing, which has improved characteristics in wound care such as nonadherent properties and antimicrobial effects rather than simple gauzes accompanied with tapes.
If there were aquacep indications to change the dressing, it was changed at the day of discharge, usually the 4th or 5th postoperative day PODand the wound remained covered for 7 days except for exudates across the dressing. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted involving a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary MIS-TKA at a single institute between October and September The basic demographic data were similar between the two groups Table 1.
MIS-TKA also has higher wound complications, which are related to greater tension on wound edges during surgery [ 5 ]. The standard dressing consisted of a Sofra-Tulle dressing on the inner layer covered with gauze on the outer layer and was occlusive with tapes over the whole surface of the standard dressing.
Similar results were reported aquace, hydrofiber dressing was applied for chronic leg ulcerations [ 20 ]. Three patients in the control group refused to participate in the study after allocation due to the lack of aquadel care after discharge and then switched to use AQUACEL Ag Surgical surgiical. The continuous data were presented as mean and standard deviation. Notify me of new posts by email.
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Therefore, prevention of superficial wound complications is necessary after TKA. Before the study, opaque sealed envelopes were numbered randomly from 1 to by means of a computer-generated method: Support Center Support Center.
Journal of Orthopaedic Research. A prospective randomised study comparing the jubilee dressing method to a standard adhesive dressing for total hip and knee replacements. The multivariate logistic regression incorporated the following demographics: The individual fibers in hydrofiber dressings are fine and flexible.
Journal of Wound Care. All wounds were closed with interrupted skin stitches. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Two-stage revision of infected hip arthroplasty using an antibiotic-loaded spacer: Therefore, the blood supply of the skin flap around the knee may be less compromised. The skin incision was made along the medial aspect of the patella to the medial border of the mid-to-distal tibial tubercle.
If the wound was not soiled, it was changed on the day of discharge. A mini-midvastus approach for TKA was employed, as described by Haas et al. Retrospective comparison between short-term and prolonged antibiotic therapy. However, patients often complained of pain during dressing change and discomfort during knee range-of-motion exercise after surgery by the use aqacel gauze dressings [ 6 ].
Therefore, patients were enrolled.
There was no local infiltration of local anesthetic. The per-protocol population included patients in both groups who had used the same dressings throughout the study. The study group had longer wear time 5.
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We considered two reasons. Furthermore, skin blistering and infection are common problems because postoperative movement around the knee joint causes friction between the skin and traditional gauze [ 7 ].