Allergic dermatitis after total knee arthroplasty using the prineo wound-closure device

A report of three cases

Ferdinand J. Chan, Kyle Richardson, Sun Jin Kim

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Case: Three patients who underwent uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty with use of the Prineo (Ethicon) woundclosure system had development of allergic contact dermatitis. All patients were started on Keflex (cephalexin), and two were started on topical corticosteroid. In all patients, the reaction resolved within weeks. Conclusion: To our knowledge, the present report describes the first case series of patients in whom allergic contact dermatitis developed in association with the use of the Prineo wound-closure system during orthopaedic procedures. The presentation can range from blistering to erythematous papules and vesicles to crusted plaques that resolve with Keflex and topical corticosteroid cream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere39
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Dermatitis
Cephalexin
Equipment and Supplies
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Wounds and Injuries
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Orthopedic Procedures

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Allergic dermatitis after total knee arthroplasty using the prineo wound-closure device : A report of three cases. / Chan, Ferdinand J.; Richardson, Kyle; Kim, Sun Jin.

In: JBJS Case Connector, Vol. 7, No. 2, e39, 2017.

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