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Keys for Infection-Free Wound Care
Preventing SSIs and keeping scarring to a minimum are important aspects of proper patient care.
Renee Khalar
Publish Date: March 9, 2021   |  Tags:   Infection Prevention
SCAR TISSUE Tight wound closure techniques prevent infection and produce very little scarring, which is the outcome patients most desire.

Surgical incisions create openings and opportunities for the trillions of bacterial cells that live inside of the body, so efforts to prevent post-op infections shouldn't end until wounds are properly cleaned, closed and covered. Depending on the type of incision, surgeons can opt for any of the tried-and-true closing methods — sutures, staples, skin adhesives, hybrid devices and Steri-Strips. Regardless of the method they choose, preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) must be priority number one.

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