Prophylactic Antibiotics in Plastic Surgery


Authors: R. Sabovčík 1;  K. Kyslan 2
Authors‘ workplace: Oddelenie plastickej a rekonštrukčnej chirurgie, FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov, Slovenská republika primár MUDr. R. Sabovčík 1;  Chirurgická klinika, FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov, Slovenská republika, prednosta MUDr. K. Kyslan, PhD 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2006, roč. 85, č. 6, s. 299-301.
Category: Monothematic special - Original

Overview

There is no consensus on the use of prophylactic antibiotics in plastic surgery to prevent postoperative infection. This study was performed to investigate whether the use of prophylactic antibiotics has an effect on postoperative infection rate. A total of 500 patients were classified into 3 groups based on their diagnosis. Approximately half of the cases received amoxicilin/clavulanate combination the other half had no antibiotics. Wound infection was observed in the post operative period. According to our clinical findings, antibiotic prophylaxis is not necessary in plastic surgery in all patients. We did not find significant difference between the antibiotic prophylaxis and placebo group.

Key words:
prophylaxis – antibiotics – infection – plastic surgery


Labels
Surgery Orthopaedics Trauma surgery
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