The Prospective Study on Post-Operative Wound Infections in Orthopedics IPD of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
Background: The rate of postoperative wound infection varies from one to nine per cent, depending on the surgical procedure. Each postoperative wound infection increases the length of stay in hospital, the cost of the procedure and is associated with significant morbidity.
Methods: This prospective study was conducted in the IPD of Orthopaedics. The population of study was 200 cases. The duration of study was over a period of two year.
Results: Predominant organism is Pseudomonas aeruginosa which were 57.1% from post-operative infected wound followed by 14.2% Klebsiella pneumonia, 10.7% Proteus & Staphylococcus aureus & 8% Escherichia coli.
Conclusions: The present study concludes that culture & sensitivity may help in treatment & cure of infection.
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