Efficacy of Wound Closure with Cyanoacrylate Glue for Total Knee Arthroplasty without Drain
Pp. 317-324 (8)
Yasunori Izuta, Masanori Yasumoto, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Manabu Niitani, Norikazu Hamada and Takashi Sugita
New surgical wound closure methods have been developed, and octyl-2-
cyanoacrylate has been used for wound closure after surgery. In this study, we
compared clinical outcomes for total knee arthroplasty with a new wound closure using
cyanoacrylate glue without drain and conventional skin suture procedure with drain.
Complications in the group of cyanoacrylate included one case of delayed skin healing.
No case of blood transfusion, pulmonary embolism, deep-venous thrombosis, or deep
infection existed. Concerning estimated blood loss, the group of cyanoacrylate
decreased significantly at the time of post-op; 1 day and post-op, 3 days. This
procedure had some benefits for patients and clinical staff.
Blood loss, Cyanoacrylate glue, Drainage, Total knee arthroplasty,
Dept. Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.