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

Yaser El-Gazzar, Daniel C. Smith, Sun Jin Kim, David M. Hirsh, Yossef Blum, Marcie Cobelli, Hillel W. Cohen

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Dermabond
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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The Use of Dermabond® as an Adjunct to Wound Closure After Total Knee Arthroplasty : Examining Immediate Post-Operative Wound Drainage. / El-Gazzar, Yaser; Smith, Daniel C.; Kim, Sun Jin; Hirsh, David M.; Blum, Yossef; Cobelli, Marcie; Cohen, Hillel W.

In: Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 28, No. 4, 04.2013, p. 553-556.

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El-Gazzar, Yaser ; Smith, Daniel C. ; Kim, Sun Jin ; Hirsh, David M. ; Blum, Yossef ; Cobelli, Marcie ; Cohen, Hillel W. / The Use of Dermabond® as an Adjunct to Wound Closure After Total Knee Arthroplasty : Examining Immediate Post-Operative Wound Drainage. In: Journal of Arthroplasty. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 553-556.
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