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Study of Sutures Versus Staples for Skin Closure After Surgical Procedures of Hip

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00273715
First Posted: January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Kentucky
  Purpose

Skin closure either by sutures or staples is required after any surgical procedure of the hip.

The purpose of this study is to compare the amount of drainage between patients who have had either staples or sutures placed for skin closure.


Condition Intervention Phase
Surgery Procedure: Surgical wound closure techniques Procedure: Surgical wound closure techniques (Comparator) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparative Randomized Efficacy Study of Sutures Versus Staples in Hip Surgical Procedures

Further study details as provided by University of Kentucky:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Amount of drainage from skin closure site [ Time Frame: up to 5 days following surgery ]

Enrollment: 93
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Staples Procedure: Surgical wound closure techniques
Subjects will be randomized to either receive sutures or staples during the surical procedure to close the incision
Procedure: Surgical wound closure techniques (Comparator)
Subjects will be randomized to either receive sutures or staples during the surical procedure to close the incision

Detailed Description:

Skin closure either by sutures or staples is required after any surgical procedure of the hip.

The purpose of this study is to compare the amount of drainage between patients who have had either staples or sutures placed for skin closure.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient must be 18 years of age or greater
  • The patient must need an operative procedure of hip

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are unable to undergo surgery.
  • Patients who have a history of clotting or bleeding abnormalities.
  • Patients who have arthroscopic hip surgery.
  • Patients who have infections.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00273715


Locations
United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Kentucky
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Selby, MD University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Kentucky
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00273715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0715-F2L
First Submitted: January 5, 2006
First Posted: January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by University of Kentucky:
Comparative
Randomized
Suture
Staples, surgical
Skin
Surgical procedures, operative
Orthopedics
Joint, hip
Surgical procedures of Hip, Operative