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Total and viable airborne particulates during orthopaedic surgical procedures

William Walsh, Rema Oliver, Warwick Bruce, Richard Verheul
Infection, Disease & Health (2017)

Overview:

This study highlights the importance of reducing surgical-site infections (SSIs) and examines airborne particulate generation during various surgical procedures, assessing the impact of a new air decontamination-recirculation system (ADRS). The findings reveal variations in particulate generation by procedure type and setting, with a potential increase in infection risk associated with higher airborne pathogen levels. The use of the ADRS significantly reduced both total and viable particulates, suggesting that advanced air decontamination systems could effectively mitigate infection risks and complications.

Total and viable airborne particulates during orthopaedic surgical procedures

Total and Viable airborne particulates during orthopaedic surgical procedures Canberra 2017 Presentation

Presentation on the Effect of a Novel Air Decontamination-recirculation system on viable and total airborne particulates during surgery

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