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

Keywords

  • infection rates
  • decontamination techniques
  • orthopaedic surgery

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