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How do you avoid getting infections during orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Robert Coats II answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Skin prep&antibiotic: The body has many effective barriers to infection, but orthopaedic surgery can lead to infection. We clean the skin with antiseptic solution which kills bacterial and prevents bacterial growth. Some cases require IV antibiotics pre- operative. It's important to keep the incisions covered for a few day and then clean them regularly when uncoved.

Answered 7/2/2015

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