CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW: Prevention of Perioperative Infection

Fletcher, Nicholas; Sofianos, D'Mitri; Berkes, Marschall Brantling; Obremskey, William T.
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1605
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the available evidence regarding the use of preoperative antibiotics before elective and emergent orthopedic operations, preoperative skin preparation of the patient and surgeon, and use of dressings in the hope that it will help physicians to reduce the incidence of postoperative wound infection. They have provided a level-of-evidence grade for individual studies. Methods for determining levels of evidence were introduced.


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