Domestic electric drills in the service of orthopaedic surgery: a potential and preventable source of surgical site infections


Kucukdurmaz F. , IMREN Y., Akkoyunlu Y. , Tuncay I. , SEN C.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.46, no.6, pp.455-459, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2794
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-459

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to assess the contamination potential of the exhaust air from venting ports of running domestic electric drills which are commonly used in orthopaedic surgeries by means of both microbiological sampling and particle counting.