The effect of abdominal binders on postoperative pulmonary function.

@article{Larson2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of abdominal binders on postoperative pulmonary function.},
  author={Christopher M. Larson and Erick R. Ratzer and Deborah Davis-Merritt and Jeffrey R. Clark},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={
          169-71
        }
}
Abdominal binders are ordered by some surgeons postoperatively for patient comfort and to prevent wound complications. There has been some question as to the compressive effect that an abdominal binder has on pulmonary function. We prospectively randomized 54 patients undergoing a midline laparotomy incision to two groups: a "binder" group and a "no binder" group. Preoperative pulmonary function tests (vital capacity and incentive spirometry) were measured. Postoperatively, pulmonary function… CONTINUE READING

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