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A comparison of three primary non-adherent dressings applied to hand surgery wounds P.J. Terrill, MB, BS, FRACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Frankston Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; George Varughese, MB, BS, MS, FRCS (Edin), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Registrar, Frankston Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
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This study reports the results of a prospective randomised controlled trial that compared three non-adherent wound dressings applied to hand surgery wounds. Paraffinimpregnated gauze (Jelonet) was compared with a cellulose, acetate fibre dressing coated with a petrolatum emulsion (Adaptic) and a polyamide net dressing impregnated with silicone gel (Mepitel). The dressings were assessed for their ease of application and removal, pain on removal and wound appearance. Results from 99 patients were available for analysis. Adaptic was significantly easier to remove (p