A prospective clinical audit of a new dressing design for lower limb arthroplasty wounds

J V Clarke, A H Deakin, J M Dillon, S Emmerson, A W G Kinninmonth

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An audit of wound healing in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty in a Scottish hospital found that use of a barrier film made no difference to the effectiveness of a new Hydrofiber/hydrocolloid dressing combination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


  • adult
  • aged
  • aged, 80 and over
  • arthroplasty, replacement, hip
  • arthroplasty, replacement, knee
  • bandages, hydrocolloid
  • blister
  • carboxymethylcellulose sodium
  • clinical audit
  • equipment design
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • middle aged
  • nursing evaluation research
  • postoperative care
  • prospective studies
  • Scotland
  • skin care
  • statistics, nonparametric
  • treatment outcome
  • wound healing

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