Utilization of Silver Hydrogel Sheet Dressing on Postsurgical Incisions: A Pilot Study in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Silver hydrogel dressings are antimicrobial, nonadherent, and have an absorptive capacity many times their weight. Fifty-nine (49.44 ± 16.85 years) foot and ankle patients with incisions > 1 cm were prospectively enrolled to compare infection, scarring, and complication rates between the postoperative use of a silver hydrogel sheet (SHS) dressing and a standard petroleum-based (P) dressing. Overall, there were 5 (8.47%) infections; 4 (6.78%) superficial and 1 (1.69%) deep.

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Utilization of Silver Hydrogel Sheet Dressing on Postsurgical Incisions: A Pilot Study in Foot and Ankle Surgery

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