The extent of environmental and physique contamination by means 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 consists of early prognosis, parenteral antibiotics and early surgical debridement of the wound floor.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: On a human cadaver, we executed an entire hydro-surgery debridement together with a full surgical setup comparable to draping. The irrigation fluid was artificially contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538). Surveillance cultures have been used to detect environmental and physique contamination of the surgical workforce.
RESULTS: For each take a look at setups, environmental contamination was noticed in an space of 6?×?eight m. Each take a look at setups prompted contamination of all personnel current throughout the process and of the entire working theatre. Nevertheless, the focus of contamination for the surgical employees and the setting was decrease when a further disposable draping machine 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]