Total Ankle Arthroplasty Clinical Trial
Prospective Comparison of Wound Complications After Anterior Total Ankle Arthroplasty With and Without PICO Negative Pressure Incisional Dressing
To compare the rate of wound complications with the PICO dressing versus a standard nonstick gauze dressing in patients undergoing anterior total ankle arthroplasty.
Participating subjects will be randomized to one of the study groups: Group 1 (Control group) or Group 2 (Treatment group). If randomized to Group 1- after surgery, the doctor will apply the standard non-stick gauze dressing to the wound. If randomized to Group 2- after surgery, the doctor will apply the PICO dressing to the wound. The goal of the study is to measure the rate of wound complications based on wound assessment, patient-reported outcomes surveys, as well as peri- and post-operative data. ;