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2020 Feb 11




Effect of Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy vs Standard Wound Dressing on Deep Surgical Site Infection After Surgery for Lower Limb Fractures Associated With Major Trauma: The WHIST Randomized Clinical Trial.


Costa ML, Achten J, Knight R, Bruce J, Dutton SJ, Madan J, Dritsaki M, Parsons N, Fernandez M, Grant R, Nanchahal J
JAMA. 2020 Feb 11; 323(6):519-526.
PMID: 32044942.


Following surgery to treat major trauma-related fractures, deep wound infection rates are high. It is not known if negative pressure wound therapy can reduce infection rates in this setting.