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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 3

Surgical site infections in orthopedic implant surgery and its risk factors: A prospective study in teaching hospital

Author(s): Dr. Amaradeep G, Dr. Shiva Prakah SS and Dr. Manjappa CN
Abstract: Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) in orthopaedic implant surgery is devasting complication range from 1-2% to 22%. It leads to increase case cost, prolongs antibiotic use/abuse, increases morbidity and rehabilitation.
Method: This prospective study was conducted on 248 patients with closed fracture cases undergoing clean and elective orthopaedic implant surgeries admitted at Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya (Karnataka), India between october-2016 to march-2017.
Results: The surgical site infection was diagnosed in 11 (4.435%) patients within 3 months after surgery. Staphylococcus aureus was most common infective organism islolated in 54.54% cases. On data analysis SSI was significantly associated with increasing age, diabetes mellitus, smoking and anemia.
Conclusion: Incidence of SSI in implants surgeries are quite high, proper measure are needed to control it.
Pages: 169-172  |  926 Views  42 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Amaradeep G, Dr. Shiva Prakah SS, Dr. Manjappa CN. Surgical site infections in orthopedic implant surgery and its risk factors: A prospective study in teaching hospital. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(3):169-172. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3c.28
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences