The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 4, 553 - 556

The Use of Dermabond® as an Adjunct to Wound Closure After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Examining Immediate Post-Operative Wound Drainage

El-Gazzar, Yaser et al.

Wound drainage after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be detrimental to surgical outcome. This IRB-approved randomized, prospective, blinded study examined the use of Dermabond® as an adjunct to wound closure after TKA. We proposed that Dermabond® supplementation to wound closure would result in a significant decrease in wound drainage after TKA. After standardized closure, patients were randomized into experimental or control groups with the experimental group receiving Dermabond® supplementation. Standardized dressings were evaluated postoperatively and drainage units were compared using a Mann–Whitney U Test. The median drainage for the Dermabond group (153) was lower than the drainage for the control group (657) at a statistically significant level (P<0.001).

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