[Nosocomial infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and epidermidis (MRSE) strains. Their importance, prophylaxis and therapy in orthopedic surgery].

MRSA/MRSE infections are a major problem in hospitals and although in orthopaedic units the incidence is low awareness of this problem is necessary. Once a MRSA strain has been isolated the strict use of the hygiene precautions has to be applied to avoid epidemic spread of the strain. The patient has to be isolated. The staff has to use gloves and gowns… CONTINUE READING