By: admin • Published October 16, 2018 Current use of contaminated pedicle screws & required practice for asepsis in spine surgery
By: admin • Published September 24, 2018 Surgeons call for ban on pedicle screw reuse and demand two-step asepsis process
By: admin • 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
By: admin • 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.
By: admin • Published September 24, 2018 Repeatedly reprocessed pedicle screws host corrosion, carbohydrate, fat, and soap, which could be a cause of surgical site infection and inflammatory responses postsurgery. The cause behind it is the impracticality of repeated cleaning and inspection of such devices.
By: admin • Published September 24, 2018 Given the complexity of the sterilization process, and the risk involved in absence of strict adherence to the protocol described by the medical device manufacturers, terminally sterilized devices are emerging and being promoted in the field of medical practices.