Environmental and body contamination through aerosols produced by high-speed cutters in lumbar spine surgery.

@article{Nogler2001EnvironmentalAB,
  title={Environmental and body contamination through aerosols produced by high-speed cutters in lumbar spine surgery.},
  author={Michael Nogler and Lass-Fl{\"o}rl Cornelia and Michael Ogon and Eckart Mayr and Christian W. Bach and Cornelius Wimmer},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 19},
  pages={2156-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN A cadaver study to evaluate contamination in the operating room through the use of a high-speed bone cutter. OBJECTIVES To determine the grade of contamination of animate and inanimate objects through an aerosol intraoperatively, produced by a high-speed cutter during lumbar laminectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND In spinal surgery, high-speed cutters are used that produce an aerosol consisting of a mixture of irrigation solution, blood, and tissue debris. Such aerosols can be… CONTINUE READING
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