Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 12

A Prospective Study on the Efficacy of Closed Suction Drains in Fractures of the Hip Treated by Dynamic Hip Screw

Shareef S M Nada1,3*, Dalia A E Abuzeid2 and Hashim A Ahmed3

1Pediatric Orthopedics Fellow, Yonsei, South Korea
2PgDip Research and Methodology, MRCP, UK
3Department of Orthopedics, University of Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Shareef S M Nada, Department of Orthopedics, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Received: November 02, 2020; Published: November 27, 2020



Background: The use of closed suction drains in orthopedics has been a subject of controversy over the years. The drain has a common and effective role in general surgery but its use in orthopedics has yet to be justified. This study aims to elucidate the effect of closed suction drainage on the outcome of the extracapsular fractures of the neck of femur treated by DHS.

Methods: 160 patients were included in the study. A non-randomized prospective cohort study design was used. There were two groups of 80 involved, which were all the patients undergoing DHS surgery in KTH from the period of Feb-June 2016. One group received a drain while the other did not, and the 2 groups were homogeneous in every respect other than the use of the drain. All the patients were followed up until 2 weeks postoperatively and appropriate statistical analysis methods were used.

Results: The mean age was 61 ± 2.8. 51% of the fractures were intertrochanteric. The drains were removed after 72 hours in 63% of the drained group. 10% of the entire sample developed wound infections. Statistically significant postoperative complications were found in the drained group when compared to the non-drained group with a RR of 2 (95% CI) especially for respiratory complications.

Discussion: This is the first study of its kind in Sudan. Compared to other studies which showed no statistically significant difference in the use or nonuse of drains, this study showed that the use of closed suction drains is twice more likely to result in a postoperative complication than the nonuse of a drain. Also, drains should be removed within 24 hours as recommended by Chandretaya., et al. Based on these findings, the use of post-operative surgical drains in DHS should be limited by Orthopedic surgeons in Sudan.

Keywords: Cardiovascular; Sudan; Dynamic Hip Screw



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Citation: Shareef S M Nada., et al. “A Prospective Study on the Efficacy of Closed Suction Drains in Fractures of the Hip Treated by Dynamic Hip Screw".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.12 (2020): 58-67.


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