Contamination of primary total hip replacements in standard and ultra-clean operating theaters detected by the polymerase chain reaction

Michael T. Clarke, Paul T. H. Lee, Christopher P. Roberts, Jim Gray, Graham S. Keene, Neil Rushton

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Wound contamination of primary THR occurs frequently in both standard and ultra-clean operating theaters and contamination is greater at the end of surgery than at the beginning (p=0.04). In this small series, we found no differences in wound contamination between standard and ultra-clean theaters (p=0.1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-548
Number of pages5
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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