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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Management of extremity fasciotomy sites prospective randomized evaluation of two techniques. Am J Surg 2018; 216: 736–739.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Johnson LS, Chaar M, Ball CG, Perez S, Nicholas JM, Wyrzykowski AD et al.


Use of shoelace sutures in the skin, with progressive tightening, improved the chances of early fasciotomy closure (P=0.003) in this study that included 21 patients.

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