By: Published September 24, 2018 Shielding the pedicle screws intraoperatively using a guard provides a superior level of asepsis than currently practiced. All unshielded pedicles screws were carrying bioburden of virulent bacterial species, which provides an opportunity for the development of postoperative
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By: Published September 24, 2018 Both reprocessing and handling of implants seem to lead to contamination of sterilized implants. Using a terminally sterilized device may mitigate reprocessing, whereas the use of fresh gloves for handling each implant and/or a permanent shielding technique could potentially avoid recontamination at the theatre.
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