Acute Wound Complications After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Prevention and Management

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Abstract

Normal wound healing with avoidance of early wound complications is critical to the success of total knee arthroplasty. The severity of acute complications includes less morbid problems, such as quickly resolved drainage and small superficial eschars, to persistent drainage and full-thickness tissue necrosis, which may require advanced soft-tissue coverage. To achieve proper healing, surgeons must respond to persistent drainage by addressing modifiable patient risk factors, using meticulous surgical technique, and implementing an algorithmic approach to treatment.

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