Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ASOR) (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Relationship between Antibiotic duration and Superficial Surgical Site Infection in Arthroplasty surgery, Khartoum, Sudan

Khalid Abdelsalam Mohamed Tahir* and Asma Abdelaal Abdalla Osman

Department of Trauma and Orthopedic surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Khalid Abdelsalam Mohamed Tahir, Department of Trauma and Orthopedic surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Received: January 27, 2022; Published: April 19, 2022



The study aims to study the difference in using antimicrobial prophylaxis for different durations in joints replacement operations and developing superficial surgical site infection.

A retrospective cohort study carried out in a well-equipped hospital, data collected from the record files of in-patient’s medical record unit and the outcome data was collected from consultant’s out- patient records and telephone calls.

Total sample size was 101, incidence of superficial site infection from the cohort was found to be 6.9% overall, (8.89% and 5.36% among those who took the antimicrobial for 24 hours and a week respectively). No association was found between the different duration of antimicrobial prophylaxis and having superficial surgical site infections (The risk ratio was 1.66 {confidence interval = 0.39 to 7.04}).

These results are consistent with the international results and current knowledge about the duration of administration of antimicrobial prophylaxis in joints replacement operation and clean surgical operations in general, as the 24 Hours use duration is supported by most of current results.

Keywords: Surgical Site; Infection; Sudan; Prophylaxis



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Citation: Khalid Abdelsalam Mohamed Tahir and Asma Abdelaal Abdalla Osman. “Relationship between Antibiotic duration and Superficial Surgical Site Infection in Arthroplasty surgery, Khartoum, Sudan". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.5 (2022): 17-22.


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