Endotoxins in surgical instruments of hip arthroplasty.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To investigate endotoxins in sterilized surgical instruments used in hip arthroplasties. METHOD A descriptive exploratory study conducted in a public teaching hospital. Six types of surgical instruments were selected, namely: acetabulum rasp, femoral rasp, femoral head remover, chisel box, flexible bone reamer and femoral head test. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1590/S0080-623420160000400005

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