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Surgical Wound Infection in Trauma Patient | Risk Factors

Purpose:

To evaluate a trauma patient for risk of surgical wound infection based on the study of Weigelt et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection, complication detection

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Weigelt et al identified risk factors for surgical wound infection with patients with different types of traumatic injuries. These can help identify patients who may require more aggressive monitoring and treatment. The authors are from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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