Table 2: Comparison between two groups.

Group 1
(conventional dressing)
Group 2
(NPWT)
value

Age (years)41.38 ± 10.9238.77 ± 1.680.375

HISS score33.57 ± 1.8635.73 ± 1.550.377

Time to recover over 90% of the ROM
(days)
46.90 ± 2.0533.30 ± 1.510.022

DASH score at one month33.14 ± 1.6822.67 ± 1.430.031

DASH score at one year22.08 ± 2.0320.99 ± 1.910.667

Complications320.383
Hematoma20
Infection10
Wound disruption02

NPWT: negative pressure wound therapy; HISS: Hand Injury Severity Scoring System; ROM: range of motion; DASH: Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire.