Aquacel surgical dressing reduces the rate of acute PJI following total joint arthroplasty: a case-control study.

@article{Cai2014AquacelSD,
  title={Aquacel surgical dressing reduces the rate of acute PJI following total joint arthroplasty: a case-control study.},
  author={Jenny Cai and Joseph A Karam and Javad Parvizi and E Bonnie Smith and Peter F. Sharkey},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1098-100}
}
An effort to prevent PJI has led to the development of antimicrobial dressings that support wound healing. We sought to determine whether Aquacel Surgical dressing independently reduces the rate of acute PJI following TJA. A single institution retrospective chart review of 903 consecutive cases who received the Aquacel Surgical dressing and 875 consecutive cases who received standard gauze dressing was conducted to determine the incidence of acute PJI (within 3 months). The incidence of acute… CONTINUE READING

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