The Effect of Surgical Dressings on Skin Temperature
Infection of surgical wounds leads to delaying healing, incisional herniation and occasionally to fatal septic complications. Contamination by micro-organisms at the time of surgery is prevented by an aseptic operating environment. Postoperatively, wounds are dressed to reduce entry of bacteria such as Staphyloccoci aureus and Eschericia coli which occur naturally as skin commensals.
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