A Comparison of Wound Closure Techniques for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Journal of Arthroplasty, 05/11/2011
Eggers MD et al. – Reduced procedure time translated into intraoperative cost reduction where closure cost per centimeter was $70, $62, $57, and $75 for 2–octyl, n–butyl–2, staples, and sutures, respectively. No significant differences in infection, dehiscence, cosmesis, general health, and functional and clinical assessments were observed.