The role of antibiotics in the management of elective and post-traumatic hand surgery.

Abstract

The use of prophylactic antibiotics in elective and emergency hand surgery is an unsettled issue. Although their benefit in general surgical cases and certain orthopedic cases is well established, the lower infection rates in elective and emergency hand surgery have made attempts to prove the efficacy of prophylaxis more difficult. Valid arguments can be… (More)

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@article{Hoffman1998TheRO, title={The role of antibiotics in the management of elective and post-traumatic hand surgery.}, author={Robert D. Hoffman and Betsey Adams}, journal={Hand clinics}, year={1998}, volume={14 4}, pages={657-66} }