New York Hand Surgery

Prophylactic antibiotic use in elective hand surgery does not trend toward lower rates of SSI

Prophylactic antibiotic use in elective hand surgery does not trend toward lower rates of SSI
Source: Healio

A retrospective chart review of 1,067 elective hand surgery procedures indicates a low rate of surgical site infections, with most being superficial wound infections, and underscores a trend that the use of prophylactic antibiotics did not lead to decreased risk of surgical site infection.

A retrospective chart review of 1,067 elective hand surgery procedures indicates a low rate of surgical site infections, with most being superficial wound infections, and underscores a trend that the use of prophylactic antibiotics did not lead to decreased risk of surgical site infection.

Source: Healio
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