Local application of gentamicin-containing collagen implant in the prophylaxis and treatment of surgical site infection.

@article{Rutten2012LocalAO,
  title={Local application of gentamicin-containing collagen implant in the prophylaxis and treatment of surgical site infection.},
  author={Harm J. T. Rutten},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S1
        }
}
The development of surgical site infection (SSI) can be a serious issue for patients, surgeons and healthcare providers due to the negative impact on post-operative morbidity and recovery time. SSIs are estimated to prolong the length of hospital stay and significantly increase the cost of care. Mandatory surveillance programmes and improvements in surgical and aseptic technique have led to a considerable reduction in the incidence of SSI in many countries and areas of surgery. However, this… CONTINUE READING