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Preventing surgical-site infections: Measures other than antibiotics

D. Chauveaux
Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research (2015)

Overview

Surgical-site infections (SSIs) due to intra-operative contamination are chiefly ascribable to airborne particles carrying microorganisms, mainly Staphylococcus aureus, which settle on the surgeon’s hands and instruments.