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Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical Evaluation of a New Silver Soft Silicone Postoperative Dressing in Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty

Korby, 2017 Application of a new flexible silver post-op dressing resulted in a zero dressing complications such as blistering, a zero SSI rate, increased mobility and comfort for total joint replacement patients. #Evidence #Infection-Prevention #SSI-Prevention #Orthopedic-SSI...


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A randomized controlled trial comparing two wound dressings used after elective hip and knee arthroplasty

Overshelde, 2016 A RCT comparing the performance of two advanced postop dressings after elective hip or knee arthroplasty found 1 post-op dressing to perform better in terms of ease of application and removal, ability to handle blood, prevention of dressing residuals and patient satisfaction....


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Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Performance of Flexible Self Adherent Absorbent Dressing Coated with Silicone Layer after Hip, Knee or Spine Surgery in comparison to Standard Wound Dressing

Bredow, 2016 This RCT including Arthroplasty and Spine patients was published in The flexible silver post-op dressing was able to minimize blistering and maceration as well as reduce the number of dressing changes in comparison to a standard wound dressing. #Evidence #Infection-Prevention ...


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Maximizing Skin Integrity in the Postoperative Orthopedic Patient: A Tape Free Approach

Owens, 2013 Multiple adverse skin events were noted in post-op knee and hip implant patients. Use of tape was stopped and a silver post-op dressing implemented which reduced skin injury incidence to zero. Use of the dressing expanded across the hospital network. #Evidence #Infection...