Modifiable risk factors for surgical site infection.


Multiple risk factors for orthopaedic surgical site infection have been identified. Some of these factors directly affect the wound-healing process, whereas others can lead to blood-borne sepsis or relative immunosuppression. Modifying a patient's medications; screening for comorbidities, such as HIV or diabetes mellitus; and advising the patient on options… (More)


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@article{Moucha2011ModifiableRF, title={Modifiable risk factors for surgical site infection.}, author={Calin Stefan Moucha and Terry A Clyburn and Richard P. Evans and Laura J. Prokuski}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume}, year={2011}, volume={93 4}, pages={398-404} }