Wound healing after implant surgery in HIV-positive patients.

  title={Wound healing after implant surgery in HIV-positive patients.},
  author={William J. Harrison and Charles P. Lewis and Christopher B. D. Lavy},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={84 6},
We performed a prospective, blind, controlled study on wound infection after implant surgery involving 41 procedures in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and 141 in HIV-negative patients. The patients were staged clinically and the CD4 cell count determined. Wound infection was assessed using the asepsis wound score. A risk category was allocated to account for presurgical contamination. In HIV-positive patients, with no preoperative contamination, the incidence of… CONTINUE READING

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