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Can You Get Sutures Wet?

Short Study Title:
Can you get sutures wet?

Protocol No.
Version 2

Description:
Can hand surgery patients get their wounds and sutures wet? - A pilot randomised control trial.

REC reference:
13/SC/0197

Sponsor(s):
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

IRAS Project ID:
121142

Funder(s):
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Geographical Scope:
Single Centre

Disease Area:
Orthopaedics - Elective hand operations (carpal tunnel decompression, trigger finger release, excision of simple soft tissue lesions)

Sample Size:
200 participants

Study Type:
Interventional

Study Design:
Randomised

Estimated Closure Date:
30/04/2014

Current Status:
Open to recruitment

Inclusion Criteria:
Patients able and willing to provide written informed consent.
Aged 18 years or older.
Adult patients undergoing the following primary elective hand surgery procedures at Royal Bournemouth Hospital:
Carpal Tunnel Decompressions
Trigger Finger Releases.

Exclusion Criteria:
Patients undergoing revision surgery.
Patients undergoing multiple site surgery (e.g. multiple trigger finger releases).
Patients undergoing excision of malignant soft tissue lumps.
Patients with risk factors for wound problems or infection:
Patients on immunosuppressive therapy
Patients with peripheral vascular disease
Patients with cancer.
Patients unable or unwilling to provide written informed consent.

Chief Investigator:
Mr Simon Richards
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Bournemouth
Dorset BH7 7DW

Key Co-Investigator(s):
Mr Michael Kent
Specialty Training Registrar (ST6)
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Bournemouth
Dorset BH7 7DW

Mr J Hooper
CT1 Doctor
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Bournemouth
Dorset BH7 7DW

Mr R Ghat
Specialty Doctor
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Bournemouth
Dorset BH7 7DW

Location(s):
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Orthopaedics Department