Prophylactic antibiotic use in elective hand surgery does not trend toward lower rates of SSI

Prophylactic antibiotic use in elective hand surgery does not trend toward lower rates of SSI

A retrospective chart review of 1,067 elective hand surgery procedures indicates a low rate of surgical site infections, with most being superficial wound infections, and underscores a trend that the use of prophylactic antibiotics did not lead to decreased risk of surgical site infection.

Source: Healio

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