Preliminary experience with polyethylene fibre glove liners in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

@article{Larkin1993PreliminaryEW,
  title={Preliminary experience with polyethylene fibre glove liners in oral and maxillofacial surgery.},
  author={Erin Larkin},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          244-5
        }
}
The poor performance of latex gloves in preventing penetrating injury is well established. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons face the additional problems associated with wiring techniques and high-speed rotary instruments. A pilot study is presented assessing the efficacy of high-strength polyethylene fibre gloves, used in a triple-gloving technique, in preventing inner glove perforation. The results showed that there were fewer perforations of the inner glove in the surgeon wearing the glove… CONTINUE READING