Surgical Wound Site Infection — our experience
Keywords:Wound, infection, management
Surgical wound site infections increase patient morbidity with physical disability, prolonged hospital stay and poses heavy economic burden. In this study of eight hundred patients, Pattern of wound site infection, its etiology and correlations are studied. An infection rate of 22.7% is seen in emergency and 8.89% in elective surgical procedures. Among elective procedures, 5.05% clean, 8.39% clean contaminated, 45.45% contaminated and 66.6% dirty cases developed wound site infection. Infection rates increased with duration of operation and in surgery done in hands of junior residents. Meticulous surgical technique, proper sterilization and judicious use of antibiotics help control the morbidity of wound site infection.
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