The right method for midline laparotomy : What is the best choice for wound healing ?


Ozgun H., Tuncyurek P., Boylu S., Erpek H., Yeniseyl C., Kose H. , ...More

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.107, no.6, pp.682-686, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680146
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.682-686
  • Keywords: skin incision, laparotomy, wound healing, fascia, ULTRASONICALLY ACTIVATED SCALPEL, HARMONIC SCALPEL, ELECTROCAUTERY, INCISIONS, SKIN, INFECTION, LASER, ELECTROSURGERY, MODEL, TRIAL

Abstract

Background: The techniques used for midline laparotomy affect healing in surgical wounds, but the relationship between cold scalpel and haemostatic methods (harmonic scalpel, diathermy) regarding wound healing remains unclear. There are also limited studies concerning the effects of harmonic scalpel on abdominal fascia. This study was aimed at comparing myofascial wound healing following laparotomy incision on fascia by cold scalpel (CS), harmonic scalpel (HS), and diathermy in terms of hydroxyproline content, inflammatory changes and tensile strength.