Ultraviolet Lighting During Orthopedic Surgery and the Rate of Infection, E-Co

Ultraviolet Lighting During Orthopedic Surgery

Ultraviolet Lighting During Orthopedic Surgery and the Rate of Infection, E-Co

Ultraviolet lighting is an alternative to laminar airflow in the operating room that may be as effective for lowering the number of environmental bacteria and possibly lowering infection rates by killing the bacteria rather than simply reducing the number at the operative site. The purpose of the present study was to compare the infection rates following joint replacement procedures performed by one orthopaedic surgeon with and without the use of ultraviolet lighting.

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