Prevention of sepsis.

  title={Prevention of sepsis.},
  author={Charles Lenwood Nelson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
One of the goals of modern surgery is to avoid a postoperative infection. This can only be accomplished by a surgeon's thorough understanding of the factors that may contribute to infection. Its prevention requires strict adherence to aseptic surgical technique, control of a favorable operating room environment, identification and treatment of the high-risk patient, prophylactic antibiotics, and correction of any nutritional derangements prior to surgery. The use of antibiotic acrylic… CONTINUE READING