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.

Official Title

A Comparative Randomized Efficacy Study of Sutures Versus Staples in Hip Surgical Procedures.

Conditions

  •  Surgical Procedures of Hip, Operative

Study Type

Interventional

Study Design

Treatment, Randomised, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study.

Further Details

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Amount of drainage from skin closure site

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.

Study Start

December 2005

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 years and older
  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to undergo surgery.
  • History of clotting or bleeding abnormalities.
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery.
  • Infections.

Total Enrolment

64

Contact Details

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky
United States, 40536