Method: This randomised controlled trial enrolled 200 patients who underwent emergency open appendicectomy. Permuted block randomisation was used to assign subjects to either mechanical retraction or double ring WEP. The primary endpoints were SSI rates and cost analysis between the methods.
Results: The incidence of SSI was similar, n = 7 (7.4%) in the control group and n = 8 (8.4%) in the WEP group, and demonstrates no statistically significant difference (p > 0.05). Cost analysis showed a statistically significant (p
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