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Abstract: Wound infections in day-case hand surgery: a prospective study.

Authors:

Hashemi K, Blakeley CJ.

Institution:

The Hand Clinic, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, UK

Source:

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2004 Nov;86(6):449-50.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: There is little published information about postoperative infection rates in day-case hand surgery and the possible factors promoting infection. RESULTS: We report on infection rates observed in day-case hand surgery of 1035 cases over a 2-year period performed by two consultant surgeons. Infection rates of just over 1% were observed. CONCLUSION: We believe that this low infection rate reflects seniority of surgeon, operative technique and short duration of operation.

Keywords:

Orthopaedic Surgery Complications Infection Hand