Surgical glove perforations in otolaryngology: prevention with cut-resistant gloves.

@article{Kelly1993SurgicalGP,
  title={Surgical glove perforations in otolaryngology: prevention with cut-resistant gloves.},
  author={Kevin E. Kelly and K C Christopher Lee and Thomas A. Tami},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={
          91-5
        }
}
This study examines the role of cut-resistant, "orthopedic-type" gloves in prevention of exposure of surgical personnel to infectious body fluids through surgical glove perforation. The incidence of glove perforations in 12 consecutive cases of intermaxillary fixation (IMF) was studied. Surgeons were double-gloved with standard latex gloves and wore cut-resistant gloves between the outer and inner gloves. As controls, six cadaver heads were wired into IMF with surgeons double-gloving without… CONTINUE READING
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