Duke University Medical Center has recently begun using DermaClose in their total ankle arthroplasty surgeries. Despite surgical improvements, the incidence of complications arising from TAA wound healing remains unacceptably high (up to 28%). These complications require prolonged post op immobilization, scar formation, and decreased functional outcomes. In severe cases, deep infections can be disastrous and jeopardize the implant. Read more to learn about how Drs. Huh and Parekh from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center are exploiting DermaClose (and the skins unique elasticity) to aid in the prophylactic management of tenuous surgical incisions (offloading tension), specifically those used in an anterior approach to the ankle during TAA.