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Ethicon's Skin Closure in Knee Replacement Study -

Total knee replacement patients and surgeons reported greater satisfaction with Ethicon's DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System for surgical incisions vs. traditional skin staples. Results from a double-blinded quantitative study of 88 total knee replacement patients and 83 orthopaedic surgeons indicated more patient satisfaction with cosmetic results (80% vs. 71%), and lower concern about post-op care (55% vs. 63%) and complications (56% vs. 60%). Overall patient satisfaction favored DERMABOND PRINEO vs. staples, as well (88.2% vs. 81.8%), as did overall surgeon satisfaction (83.7% vs. 56.1%). (Ethicon, 9/26/18)