The extent of environmental and physique contamination by way of aerosols by hydro-surgical debridement within the lumbar backbone.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Jun;137(6):743-747
Authors: Putzer D, Lechner R, Coraca-Huber D, Mayr A, Nogler M, Thaler M
INTRODUCTION: Surgical website infections happen in 1-6% of spinal surgical procedures. Efficient therapy contains early prognosis, parenteral antibiotics and early surgical debridement of the wound floor.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: On a human cadaver, we executed a whole hydro-surgery debridement together with a full surgical setup akin to draping. The irrigation fluid was artificially contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538). Surveillance cultures had been used to detect environmental and physique contamination of the surgical group.
RESULTS: For each check setups, environmental contamination was noticed in an space of 6?×?eight m. Each check setups brought on contamination of all personnel current through the process and of the entire working theatre. Nevertheless, the focus of contamination for the surgical workers and the surroundings was decrease when an extra disposable draping system was used.
CONCLUSIONS: The research confirmed that in hydro-surgery debridement, contaminated aerosols unfold over the entire surgical room and contaminate the theatre and all personnel.
PMID: 28321572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]