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

P Ramakrishnan, M MacLean, S MacGregor, J Anderson, MH Grant

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages25
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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