The Impact of Supplemental Intraoperative Air Decontamination on the Outcome of Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Pilot Analysis | Aerobiotix

The Impact of Supplemental Intraoperative Air Decontamination on the Outcome of Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Pilot Analysis

Thomas M. Cook, DO, Caleb J. Piatt, DO,
Sue Barnes, BSN, Charles E. Edmiston Jr., PhD. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2018.
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

Background

During the early era of arthroplasty the concept of ultraclean operating room was introduced based on the principle that the number of airborne particles in the OR directly influences incidence of device-related infections.

Objective

The hypothesis of this pilot study was that use of an innovative UV-C air decontamination technology would lead to a reduction in incidence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following total joint arthroplasty.