Correlation between corticosteroid injections and surgical site infections in shoulder arthroscopy

Riccardo Compagnoni, Pietro Randelli

Abstract

Surgical site infections are a relevant issue in surgery, especially in the orthopedics setting, due to severe implications on clinical outcomes and reduced quality of life (1). Hospitals have developed many protocols to reduce the risk of infections, such as patients’ preparation and management during surgery, pre-operative antibiotics protocols, operating theater sterility, and post-operative wound management. World health organization reports that the most common precautions are perioperative oxygenation, maintaining normal body temperature, normovolaemia, adhesive drapes, antimicrobial coated sutures and laminar flow in the operating theater (2).

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