Modifiable Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection

Moucha, Calm S.; Clyburn, Terry; Evans, Richard P.; Prokuski, Laura
February 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2/16/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 4, p398
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the modifiable risk factors to prevent infection of the surgical site after an orthopedic surgery. It presents the modifiable risks that may affect wound healing which include malnutrition, smoking, and obesity. It suggests that preoperative interventions in modifying the risk factors should be adopted by orthopedic surgeons.


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