AOTrauma Webinar:  Why Do Patients Get Infection?

May 30, 2017 14:00 CET

Main Presenter: Olivier Borens, MD (Switzerland)
Chat Moderator: Stephen Kates, MD (USA)

Surgical site infections after trauma are debilitating and costly. They are feared by the surgeon and the patient alike. The incidence of this complication can be decreased by proper preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management.
The goal of this webinar is to present easy-to-use tools and strategies that will lead to a decrease in the incidence of infection.

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Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

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The patient is positioned supine on the operating table. The arm rests on the side table with the shoulder in abduction and internal rotation, and the elbow in flexion.

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Alternatively, the arm can be rested on the patient’s body.

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