“Wet Diapers - Dry Patients”: An effective dressing for patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery
Authors: Atul Kapila, Amit Bhargava, Len Funk, Stephen Copeland, Ofer Levy
References: Arthroscopy 2005 Feb;21(2):253-5.
Abstract Shoulder arthroscopy is very commonly associated with postoperative leakage of irrigation fluid. This causes apprehension to patients and their relatives and leads to frequent change of dressings. We describe a simple and effective diaper dressing for patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. It is highly absorbent, cost-effective, and easy to apply. We have used this dressing successfully in more than 1,500 shoulder arthroscopies over the last 3 years with no adverse reaction.