Knotless Suture in Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Brief description of study

The purpose of this research study is to compare the differences between two surgical closure techniques by looking at closure time and all post-operative wound complications. Traditional sutures (used approximately 75% of the time at NYU). This method involves closing the wound one stitch at a time starting at the skin layer closest to the bone. Each layer is closed using different sutures but a similar technique. Barbed sutures (used approximately 25% at NYU). This is a newer method and involves using one suture that has little spikes sticking out and is supposed to create a better seal of the wound. The closing method also involves starting at the layer closest to the bone and working towards the outermost layer of the skin.


Clinical Study Identifier: s20-00280
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04403919
Principal Investigator: Ran R Schwarzkopf.


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