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Table 3 Leg Wound Appearance Following Hospital Discharge by Patient Group*

From: Prospective randomized study comparing the Teleflex Medical SaphLITE Retractor to the Ethicon CardioVations Clearglide Endoscopic System

  In-Hospital Office Follow-up
Variables SaphLITE (n = 100) Clearglide (n = 100) p Value SaphLITE (n = 95) Clearglide (n = 96) p Value
Erythema 5 (5.0) 2 (2.0) 0.243 7 (7.4) 10 (10.4) 0.459
Echymosis 19 (19.0) 20 (20.0) 0.886 8 (8.4) 8 (8.3) 0.983
Hematoma 2 (2.0) 1 (1.0) 0.555 3 (3.2) 1 (1.0) 0.307
Seroma 2 (2.0) 2 (2.0) 0.992 2 (2.1) 4 (4.2) 0.414
Wound dehiscence 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) -- 1 (1.1) 1 (1.0) 0.994
Cellulitis 3 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0.079 1 (1.1) 3 (3.1) 0.317
Wound drainage 4 (4.0) 1 (1.0) 0.171 2 (2.1) 4 (4.2) 0.414
Blisters 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 0.319 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0) 0.314
Leg (harvest site) infection 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) -- 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 0.319
  1. * Data are expressed as No. (%).