Table 3
Author, date, and countryPatient groupStudy typeOutcomesKey resultsStudy weaknesses
Haiart DC et al, 1990, UK25 patients with pretibial lacerations Primary excision under local anaesthetic and split skin graft versus defatting of flap and steristripsProspective randomised controlled trialProportion of defect not covered at 10 days0% v 26.9%Small numbers No independent assessment of wounds
Further operative treatment0 v 4 patients
Duration of hospitalisation11.0 v 16.1 days
Time to complete healing13.2 v 40.7 days