Two Methods of Pre-operative Hair Removal and Their Effect on Post-operative Period

  title={Two Methods of Pre-operative Hair Removal and Their Effect on Post-operative Period},
  author={Mukesh Suvera and Pratik H Vyas and Mansukh Patel and Vivin Varghese and Abrar Ahmed and Raghavendra Kashyap and Dhanya B Nair},
Background: Preparation for surgery has traditionally included the routine removal of body hair from the intended surgical wound site. Hair is removed as its presence can interfere with the exposure of the incision and subsequent wound, the suturing of the incision and the application of adhesive drapes and wound dressings. Hair is also perceived to be associated with a lack of cleanliness and hair removal is thought to reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs). SSIs are experienced by… CONTINUE READING


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