Prevention of Infection: The Wound Factors

Pouya Alijanipour, Javad Parvizi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The important role of appropriate surgical wound management for preventing serious complications such as periprosthetic joint infection is recently better appreciated. Most of the complications related to surgical wound are fortunately minor problems. However, an astute orthopedic surgeon would not underestimate these seemingly inconsequential problems and should implement every possible strategy to prevent or mitigate risk factors that are known to lead to adverse outcome. Moreover, should adverse circumstances occur in the process of wound healing, timely and appropriate nonsurgical and surgical interventions would lead to favorable outcomes in the majority of cases. Expanding scientific evidence and technologic advances will hopefully provide us with better armamentarium for surgical wound management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerioperative Medical Management for Total Joint Arthroplasty
Subtitle of host publicationHow to Control Hemostasis, Pain and Infection
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319072036
ISBN (Print)9783319072029
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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