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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 417  

Surgical site infections in orthopedic trauma surgeries

S Yasri1, V Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Thailand

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Dr. S Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Surgical site infections in orthopedic trauma surgeries.J Postgrad Med 2014;60:417-417

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Surgical site infections in orthopedic trauma surgeries. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];60:417-417
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Rajkumari et al. in their article on "Surgical site infections (SSI) in orthopedic trauma surgeries" noted that [1] "SSI is prevalent in orthopedic trauma patients and an active surveillance program will help in early management and prevention." SSI is indeed an important concern in traumatology. Al-Mulhim, et al. noted that "emergency surgical procedures carried the greatest risk with Staphylococcus spp and Acinetobacter species spp being the most common infecting organisms." [2] Several factors can induce SSI and these also affect the outcome. Diabetes mellitus for instance can significantly worsen outcome of SSI. [3] Also, use of prophylactic antimicrobials can modify the course and outcome of SSI. [4] These confounders were not addressed by the authors.


1Rajkumari N, Gupta AK, Mathur P, Trikha V, Sharma V, Farooque K, et al. Outcomes of surgical site infections in orthopedic trauma surgeries in a tertiary care centre in India. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:254-9.
2Al-Mulhim FA, Baragbah MA, Sadat-Ali M, Alomran AS, Azam MQ. Prevalence of surgical site infection in orthopedic surgery: A 5-year Analysis. Int Surg 2014;99:264-8.
3Liu Y, Li H. Critique of hyperglycemia and surgical site infection. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014;77:521.
4Xu SG, Mao ZG, Liu BS, Zhu HH, Pan HL. Evaluating the use of antibiotic prophylaxis during open reduction and internal fixation surgery in patients at low risk of surgical site infection. Injury 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

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