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Combination dressing with a mix of skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology for comfort during body movement, and proprietary Hydrofiber. AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL SP dressing has a thin adhesive layer, to aid conformability for specific types of surgical wounds such as cesarean. AQUACEL Ag Surgical dressing (ConvaTec Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina, USA) is a modern dressing. The dressing comprises a core.

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Food and Drug Administration earlier this year and is available in a range of sizes to cover a variety of surgical site incisions. After being discharged from the hospital, the family conducted the dressing change according to the removal criteria for each dressing.

The primary prespecified analysis was an intention-to-treat analysis.

The individual fibers in hydrofiber dressings are fine and flexible. Similar results were reported when hydrofiber dressing was applied for chronic leg ulcerations [ 20 ].

At the end of skin closure, a sealed envelope was opened to notify the surgeon of the closure method. The patient satisfaction is shown in Table 3. A standard postoperative rehabilitation protocol was applied to all patients, including the use of continuous passive motion of the knee and muscle strengthening exercise immediately after surgery.

One patient developed deep SSI in the control group 0.

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ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressings are combination dressings with a mix of skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology for comfort during body movement, and proprietary Hydrofiber Technology with ionic silver to help manage serosanguinous fluid. Exclusion criteria included patients with condition or comorbidity that could compromise wound healing, including varicose vein, peripheral vascular disease, smokers, poor nutrition, receiving immunosuppressive medications, corticosteroid abuse, and chronic skin disease around the knee e.


The comfort and ease of use were classified as excellent, good, fair, or poor [ 17 ]. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing. Conclusion Our prospective, randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that the use of AQUACEL Ag Surgical dressing contributes favorably to both the clinical efficacy and the cost-effectiveness for managing wound care that is associated with minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty.

Aquacel AG Surgical Dressing

Minimally invasive surgery MIS has gained popularity in TKA with the advantages of shortened wound length, decreased rehabilitation period, and quicker return to work compared to standard TKA [ 4 ]. Journal of Tissue Viability. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Surtical.

According to Dobbelaere et al. Role of surgical dressings in total joint arthroplasty: If there were no indications to change the dressing, it was changed at the day of discharge, usually the 4th or 5th postoperative day PODand the wound remained covered for 7 days except for exudates across the dressing.

They survical help us to know a little bit about how you use our website, which improves the browsing experience. Wear time of the dressing and number of dressing changes in the hospital were also recorded. There was no local infiltration of local anesthetic. The use of this dressings neither guarantees nor warranties against AIDS or Hepatitis virus transmission.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Materials and Methods A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted involving a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary MIS-TKA at a single institute between October and September Furthermore, skin blistering and infection are common problems because surgicla movement around the knee joint causes friction between the skin and traditional gauze [ 7 ].

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None of these dropouts developed surgical site infection. A suction drain was inserted at the end of the operation and was removed two days after the operation. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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In the intention-to-treat analysis, there was a significant reduction in the incidence of superficial SSI 0. However, we did not find differences in blister formation between the two types of dressings. Two-stage revision of infected hip arthroplasty using an antibiotic-loaded spacer: Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection, A prospective randomised study comparing the jubilee dressing method to a standard adhesive dressing for total hip and knee replacements.

Upon hydration of exudates, the hydrofiber dressing responds to changes in wound wg and silver ions are continuously made available during dressing wear time, which reduced SSI in the clinical study. A prospective, aquzcel, controlled trial was conducted involving a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary MIS-TKA at a single institute between October and September aquscel Choose an option 3.

They found no infection in all patients with the use of these three innovative wound dressings. In Taiwan, there are approximately 25 thousand TKAs performed annually. A prospective, comparative audit.