Abstract: Wound infections in day-case hand surgery: a prospective study.
Hashemi K, Blakeley CJ.
The Hand Clinic, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2004 Nov;86(6):449-50.
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.
Orthopaedic Surgery Complications Infection Hand