Infirmity and Injury Complexity are Risk Factors for Surgical-site Infection after Operative Fracture Care

@inproceedings{Bachoura2011InfirmityAI,
  title={Infirmity and Injury Complexity are Risk Factors for Surgical-site Infection after Operative Fracture Care},
  author={Abdo Bachoura and Thierry G. Guitton and Raymond Malcolm Smith and Mark Steven Vrahas and David Zurakowski and David Ring},
  booktitle={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Orthopaedic surgical-site infections prolong hospital stays, double rehospitalization rates, and increase healthcare costs. Additionally, patients with orthopaedic surgical-site infections (SSI) have substantially greater physical limitations and reductions in their health-related quality of life. However, the risk factors for SSI after operative fracture care are unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSE We determined the incidence and quantified modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for… CONTINUE READING