Glove perforation and contamination in fracture fixation surgeries


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Abstract

HighlightsThe gloves from surgeons accounted for the higher frequency of contamination and perforation than assistants and scrub nursesDuring the operation, the infection of bacteria is mainly cutaneous source.Changing gloves at regular intervals during surgery would minimize the period in which a potentially contaminated and perforated glove was in use.The aim of the present study was to investigate glove contamination and perforation rate during traumatic orthopedic surgeries and evaluate the factors affecting glove contamination and perforation. There were significant differences in glove contamination among different surgery stages. In terms of contamination and perforation, there were significant differences between surgeons and assistants (ie, scrub-nurses).

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