Early versus delayed dressing removal after primary closure of clean and clean-contaminated surgical wounds
Evidence on the effectiveness of early dressing removal compared with dressing surgical wounds beyond 48 hours post-surgery is based on very low quality evidence from only three randomised controlled trials.
There is contradictory evidence on the importance of dressing surgical wounds beyond 48 hours post-surgery. The aim of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of removing a dressing covering a closed surgical incision site within 48 hours permanently or beyond 48 hours of surgery permanently with interim dressing changes allowed on surgical site infection.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Child health, Children, Conflict, Earthquake, Extreme violence/Accidents, Health, Injuries (all), Orthopedic injuries, Other injuries, Skin infections