Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics: The Role of Antibiotics

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 4 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2019 | page:26-32 | Dr. Mala V. Kaneria, Dr. Gautam Zaveri

Author: Dr. Mala V. Kaneria [1,2,3], Dr. Gautam Zaveri [4,5,6]

[1] Department of Medicine, T.N.Medical College and B.Y.L.Nair Ch. Hospital
[2] Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases
[3] Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre
[4] Department of Orthopaedics, Rajawadi Municipal Hospital, Mumbai
[5] Department of Spine Surgery, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
[6] Consultant Spine Surgeon,Reliance HN, Fortis, Zen Hospital, Mumbai

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Gautam Zaveri
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai


Inspite of advancements of surgical techniques and operating room technologies, surgical site infections still remain a major problem. Bacteria have also evolved specially in nosocomial settings and both prophylactic and therapeutic use of antibiotics has to be rationally decided based on individual cases.
Keywords: Surgical site infections, orthopaedics, antibiotics, prophylaxis.


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How to Cite this article: Kaneria M V, Zaveri G. Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics: The Role of Antibiotics. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2019;4(2):26-32.

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Surgical Management of Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 4 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2019 | page:17-25 | Dr. Sitaram Prasad, Dr. Gautam Zaveri

Author: Dr. Sitaram Prasad [1], Dr. Gautam Zaveri [2]

[1] Department of Plastic Surgery, Fortis & Zen Hospitals, Mumbai.
[2] Department of Spine Surgery, Jaslok, Fortis & Zen Hospitals, Mumbai.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Gautam Zaveri
Department of Plastic Surgery, Fortis & Zen Hospitals, Mumbai


Surgical site infections are a source of great misery to both patients and surgeons. The management requires a multipronged approach specially in orthopaedics. The current chapter outlines the various methods of source control when dealing with musculoskeletal infections.
Keywords: Surgical site infections, orthopaedics, management


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How to Cite this article: Prasad S, Zaveri G. Surgical Management of Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2019;4(2):17-25.

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