Optimal Wound Management

Alexander P. Sah

An important and often overlooked aspect of infection control is wound management.   It has not always been recognized that the quality of wound closure and the dressings applied after surgery can have a profound impact on wound healing. I have brought new technologies in wound closure such as barbed sutures and also novel wound bandages with the purpose of minimizing infection risk for my patients.  These advancements have helped reduce hospital discharge and speed recovery, contributing to successful outpatient joint replacement.  I have published on these techniques, and continue to speak at state and national meetings in wound management optimization.

Presentations on Wound Management Advances

Alexander Sah, “Optimizing Wound Management to Minimize Infection Risk”
Presentation at CA Orthopedic Assoc Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, 2017 
 
Alexander Sah, “Introducing a novel incision management system and its impact on joint reconstruction” Webinar, VuMedi, January 2017
 
Alexander Sah, “Prospective, randomized evaluation of the quality of wound closure with barbed versus standard suture after TJA”
Poster at AAHKS Annual Meeting, Dallas, 2016
 
Alexander Sah, “Risk Mitigation of Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasties- Wound Management”
Presentation at 25th Annual California Orthopedic Association meeting, Laguna Niguel, 2016
 
Alexander Sah, “Evolution of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Prevena Incision Management System”
Presentation at 25th Annual California Orthopedic Association meeting, Laguna Niguel, 2016
 
Alexander Sah, “The use of knotless barbed sutures in wound closure”
Presentation at 3rd Annual VuMedi- The Event, San Francisco, 2014
 
Alexander Sah, “Prospective Comparison of Knotless Barbed vs Standard Suture in Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Replacement”
Poster at AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2014
Alternate for podium presentation
 
Alexander Sah, “Advances in Wound Management”
Presentation at Symposium ICJR West Meeting, Napa, 2014
 
Alexander Sah, “Use of Barbed Suture for Improved Wound Closure”
Presentation at Santa Clara Orthopedic Association Meeting, Santa Clara, 2013
 
Alexander Sah, “Recent Advances in Post-Operative Wound Management”
Presentation at Symposium Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2013
 
Alexander Sah, “Prospective Comparison of Knotless Barbed Suture versus Standard Suture in Knees of Patients Undergoing Simultaneous Bilateral Replacement”
Poster at Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2013
 
Sah Alexander. Is there an Advantage to Knotless Barbed Suture in TKA Wound Closure? A Randomized Trial in Simultaneous Bilateral TKAs. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 2015, 473(6):2019-27.