Skin closure and the incidence of groin wound infection: a prospective study.

@article{Murphy1995SkinCA,
  title={Skin closure and the incidence of groin wound infection: a prospective study.},
  author={Paul G D Murphy and Ezzat Tadros and Sarah P. Cross and Dermot J Hehir and Paul E. Burke and P. Kent and Stephen J. Sheehan and Mary P Colgan and Dermot J Moore and Gregor D Shanik},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={480-2}
}
Groin wound infection is a dreaded complication of vascular surgery and may jeopardize an underlying graft. A variety of skin closures have been used and the object of this study was to prospectively determine the relationship between skin closure and wound infection. One hundred fourteen consecutive patients (70 men and 44 women) undergoing bypass surgery with a groin incision (n = 173) were randomly assigned to skin closure with subcuticular Maxon, interrupted nylon, continuous nylon, or… CONTINUE READING

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