An audit of early wound infection after elective orthopaedic surgery.

The incidence of early post-operative wound infection was studied prospectively in 1053 patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures over a 3-month period. The study was repeated in 1131 patients a year later, 6 months after the hospital had moved to new premises. A clinical definition of wound infection identified disturbingly high sepsis rates. A… (More)