Study: Barbed Sutures Show Advantages in TKA

Multicenter randomized clinical trial demonstrates shorter closure time, lower cost

Terry Stanton

“As orthopaedic surgeons, we are all aware of the need for improved operating room efficiency, better resource allocation, and increased patient and surgeon safety,” said Jeremy M. Gililland, MD, in introducing his study on the use of barbed sutures in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) during the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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