Surgical site infection prevention: the operating room environment.

  title={Surgical site infection prevention: the operating room environment.},
  author={Terry A. Clyburn and R. P. Evans and Calin Stefan Moucha and Laura J. Prokuski},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
Surgical site infections can complicate orthopaedic procedures and contribute to morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Extensive literature has been published on this topic; however, the quality of data using standards of evidence-based medicine is variable with a lack of well-controlled studies. A review of the literature concerning measures to prevent surgical site infections in the operating room environment may be helpful in preventing such infections.