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.