[Preoperative skin disinfection in interventions on the hip joint].

Gram-positive cocci in particular, mainly Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis, can be identified on patients' skin as facultative causes of wound bed infection. Disinfection the evening prior to surgery causes a statistically significant reduction in the number of skin organisms. The only explanation of the increase in the number of such… CONTINUE READING