The effect of hydrogel use on wound healing in pilonidal sinus patients undergoing surgical therapy by lay open technique
Hüseyin Ayhan Kayaoğlu, Namık Özkan, Ömer Faik Ersoy, Alper Çelik
Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD., TOKAT
Purpose: This study was aimed to investigate the effect of Hydrogel on wound healing in pilonidal sinus patients operated by lay open technique.
Patients and Methods: Thirty-one patients, who admitted with pilonidal sinus disease to Gaziosmanpasa University Medical School, Department of General Surgery, underwent surgical therapy by lay open technique. The patients were randomized into two groups. Standard wound care was applied to patients ingroup 1 every other days, and wound dressing with hydrogel were used ingroup 2. The number of wound dressings, complete wound healing time and wound care cost were compared.
Results: While wound-healing time was 64.73±44.74 days in control group, it was 40.19±10.16 days in hydrogel group (p=0.041). Mean number of wound dressing was 32.2±23.26 ingroup 1 and was 19.94±5.17 ingroup 2 (p=0.04). Mean wound care cost was 225.40±162.82 New Turkish Liras (NTL) ingroup 1 and was 187.06±43.97 NTL ingroup 2 (p=0.371).
Conclusion: Hydrogel use in lay open technique of pilonidal sinus patients did not affect the cost of wound care. On the other hand, as an advantage, the wound healing time was statistically significantly shorter in hydrogel used patients.
Keywords: Pilonidal sinus, hydrogel, wound healing