Closure in Knee Replacement Surgery

Technical Note

Volume 2 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2012 | Page 31-32 |Kharat K


 

Closure in Knee Replacement Surgery


 

 

Author: Kiran Kharat

Dept of Arthritis and Joint Replacement, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune and Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune, India

Address of Correspondence  

Dr. Kiran Kharat, Dept of Arthritis and Joint Replacement, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, India. Email kiran.kharat@gmail.com Tel- 9850402703


    Abstract

Total Knee replacement (TKR) is one of the commonest arthroplasty surgeries performed. Various techniques of  closures in TKR are described. This technical note describes an useful technique of achieving water tight closure in TKR. An optimal tension watertight closure also reduces the chances of dead space hematomas and infection. The author has described his technique where the soft tissues are never unduly compromised. In his experience the patient can be mobilized freely in bed and even allowed to sleep prone after first wound check.

Keywords:Total knee replacement, Closure


 

How to Cite This Article: Kharat K. Closure in Knee Replacement Surgery – Technical Note. J Orthopaedic Case Reports 2012 July-Sep;2(3):31-32. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jocr-july-sep-2012-article-9.pdf

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