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Table 2 Hospital’s protocol for wound ooze

From: The use of tissue adhesive as an adjunct to wound closure in knee arthroplasty does not reduce wound ooze

Day 1: change dressing if soakage > 50%
Day 2: change dressing if soakage > 50%, apply pressure dressing, hold anticoagulation
Day 3 (72 h): change dressing if soakage > 2 x 2 cm, continue to hold anticoagulants, blood investigations (FBC, CRP and clotting)
Days 4–6: discuss with consultant to apply negative pressure dressing PICO® (not used in our study)
Day 7: discuss with consultant regarding early Debridement, Antibiotics and Implant Retention (DAIR) procedure (not encountered in our study)