Optimising 405 nm HINS light technology for patient safe decontamination during arthroplasty 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 Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) related bacterial pathogens including MRSA and hence may aid in reducing the incidence of infections that arise from environmental contamination during arthroplasty surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Cells and Materials
Volume28
Issue numberS.4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
EventThe 2014 Annual Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) Meeting - Newcastel university, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • 405 nm hins-light technology
  • decontamination
  • orthopaedic arthroplasty surgery
  • High-Intensity Narrow-Spectrum Light
  • HINS-light
  • hospital acquired infection
  • HAI
  • MRSA
  • environmental contamination

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