Classic Article List: Surgical Site Infections

Peri-operative Considerations
  • Akinyoola A.L., Adegbehingbe O.O., Odunsi A. “Timing of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Tourniquet Surgery.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Jul-Aug, 50(4): 374-6.
  • Bibbo C., Patel D.V., Gehrmann R.M., Lin S.S. “Chlorhexidine Provides Superior Skin Decontamination in Foot and Ankle Surgery: a Prospective Randomized Study.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Sep, 438: 204-8.
  • Deacon J.S., Wertheimer S.J., Washington J.A. “Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Tourniquet Application in Podiatric Surgery.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 1996 Jul-Aug, 35(4): 344-9.
  • Kubota A., Nakamura T., Miyazaki Y., Sekiguchi M., Suguro T. “Perioperative Complications in Elective Surgery in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Biologics.” Mod Rheumatol. 2012 Nov, 22(6): 844-8.
  • Mote G.A., Malay D.S. “Efficacy of Power-Pulsed Lavage in Lower Extremity Wound Infections: a Prospective Observational Study.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr, 49(2): 135-42.
  • Rabih O. Darouiche et al. “Chlorhexidine–Alcohol versus Povidone–Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis.” NEJM, 2010, 362: 1, 18-26.
  • Zgonis T., Jolly G.P., Garbalosa J.C. “The Efficacy of Prophylactic Intravenous Antibiotics in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr, 43(2): 97-103.
Managements of Co Morbidity-related Infection
  • Feilmeier M., Dayton P., Sedberry S., Reimer R.A. “Incidence of Surgical Site Infection in the Foot and Ankle with Early Exposure and Showering of Surgical Sites: a Prospective Observation.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr, 53(2):173-5.
  • Kowalski T.J., Matsuda M., Sorenson M.D., Gundrum J.D., Agger W.A. “The Effect of Residual Osteomyelitis at the Resection Margin in Patients with Surgically Treated Diabetic Foot Infection. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr, 50(2): 171-5.
  • Lee J. et al. “Surgical Site Infection in the Elderly Following Orthopaedic Surgery: Risk Factors and Outcomes.” JBJS 2006, 88(8): 1705-1712.
  • Soni A., Vollans S., Malhotra K., Mann C. “Association between Smoking and Wound Infection Rates Following Calcaneal Fracture Fixation.” Foot Ankle Spec. 2014 Jul 15, 7(4): 266-270.
  • Wukich D.K., Crim B.E., Frykberg R.G., Rosario B.L. “Neuropathy and Poorly Controlled Diabetes Increase the Rate of Surgical Site Infection after Foot and Ankle Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21, 96(10): 832-9.
  • Wukich D.K., McMillen R.L., Lowery N.J., Frykberg R.G. “Surgical Site Infections after Foot and Ankle Surgery: a Comparison of Patients With and Without Diabetes.” Diabetes Care. 2011 Oct, 34(10): 2211-3.
Step-wise Approach to Treatment
  • Cho E.H., Garcia R., Pien I., Thomas S., Levin L.S., Hollenbeck S.T. “An Algorithmic Approach for Managing Orthopaedic Surgical Wounds of the Foot and Ankle.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jun, 472(6): 1921-9.
  • Miller W.A. “Postoperative Wound Infection in Foot and Ankle Surgery.” Foot Ankle. 1983 Sep- Oct, 4(2): 102-104.
  • Zgonis T., Stapleton J.J., Roukis T.S. “A Stepwise Approach to the Surgical Management of Severe Diabetic Foot Infections.” Foot Ankle Spec. 2008 Feb, 1(1): 46-53.
Surgical Site Infection Control and Cost
  • Anderson, D.J. “Surgical Site Infections.” Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 201125(1), 135- 153.
  • Engemann J.J., Carmeli Y., Cosgrove S.E., Fowler V.G., Bronstein M.Z., Trivette S.L., Briggs J.P., Sexton D.J., Kaye K.S., “Adverse Clinical and Economic Outcomes Attributable to Methicillin Resistance among Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infection.” Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 36(5): 592-598.
  • Mangram A.J., MD, Horan T.C.,. Pearson, M.L., Silver L.C., Jarvis, W.R., The Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (1999) “Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection.” American Journal of Infection Control, 27: 2, 97-134.