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The WHISH trial is a multi-centre multi-surgeon randomised controlled feasibility trial comparing standard wound dressings to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) dressings to establish the rate of deep infection in adult patients who have suffered a hip fracture requiring surgery.

The trial, which has just closed to recruitment, sought to recruit 464 patients over the age of 65 across five major trauma centres in the UK.

Recruitment went fantastically, with both patients and research sites keen to be involved, and took approximately 6 months. There is a 4 month follow up period for patients, and results will be released before the end of the year.

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