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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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013



  • Dermabond
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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