405 nm light technology shows potential for patient safe decontamination during orthopaedic surgery

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Abstract

Infection rates following orthopaedic arthroplasty surgery are as high as 4%, while the infection rates are even higher after revision surgery. The duration of routine arthroplasty surgeries is typically between 1 and 2 hours. 405nm High-Intensity Narrow-Spectrum Light (HINS -light) has bactericidal activity against Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) related bacterial pathogens including MRSA [2] and hence may aid in reducing the incidence of infections that arise from environmental contamination during arthroplasty surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Cells and Materials
Volume30
Issue numberS2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2015
EventeCM XVI Bone and Implant Infection - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

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Decontamination
Orthopedics
Arthroplasty
Surgery
Technology
Light
Infection
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Cross Infection
Reoperation
Pathogens
Contamination
Incidence

Keywords

  • infection rates
  • decontamination techniques
  • orthopaedic surgery

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405 nm light technology shows potential for patient safe decontamination during orthopaedic surgery. / Ramakrishnan, P; MacLean, M; MacGregor, S; Anderson, J; Grant, MH.

In: European Cells and Materials, Vol. 30 , No. S2, 31.07.2015, p. 25.

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