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dc.contributor.authorHirpara, Kieran Michael
dc.contributor.authorO'Halloran, Emily
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T10:46:54Z
dc.date.available2012-04-26T10:46:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.citationA quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty. 2011, 77 (3):375-80 Acta Orthop Belgen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0001-6462
dc.identifier.pmid21846007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/220775
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to assess the risk to surgeons of blood splatter during total hip arthroplasty. Hoods from personal protection systems used in 34 consecutive total hip replacements were collected and the area of blood splatter was measured and compared to goggles and visors. Thirty one primary THA's (13 cemented, 4 hybrid, 14 uncemented) and 3 revisions (1 hybrid, 2 uncemented) were collected. Splashes were detected on all of the masks with a mean of 034% cover. Splatter was greatest for the operating surgeon, followed by the first assistant, though the difference was not statistically significant. Operating personnel were at greater risk of contamination during uncemented arthroplasty (p < 0.0001; 95% CI). On average 50.60% and 45.40% of blood cover was outside the area protected by goggles and visors respectively. There was a significant difference between the Personal Protection Systems (PPS) and goggles (p = 0.0231; 95% CI) as well as between the PPS and visors (p = 0.0293; 95% CI).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Acta orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.subject.meshArthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
dc.subject.meshBlood
dc.subject.meshBlood-Borne Pathogens
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design
dc.subject.meshFace
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshOperating Rooms
dc.subject.meshProtective Devices
dc.subject.meshSurgical Procedures, Elective
dc.subject.meshUniversal Precautions
dc.titleA quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMerlin Park Hospital, Galway, Ireland. kie_hirpara@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalActa orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten
html.description.abstractWe aimed to assess the risk to surgeons of blood splatter during total hip arthroplasty. Hoods from personal protection systems used in 34 consecutive total hip replacements were collected and the area of blood splatter was measured and compared to goggles and visors. Thirty one primary THA's (13 cemented, 4 hybrid, 14 uncemented) and 3 revisions (1 hybrid, 2 uncemented) were collected. Splashes were detected on all of the masks with a mean of 034% cover. Splatter was greatest for the operating surgeon, followed by the first assistant, though the difference was not statistically significant. Operating personnel were at greater risk of contamination during uncemented arthroplasty (p < 0.0001; 95% CI). On average 50.60% and 45.40% of blood cover was outside the area protected by goggles and visors respectively. There was a significant difference between the Personal Protection Systems (PPS) and goggles (p = 0.0231; 95% CI) as well as between the PPS and visors (p = 0.0293; 95% CI).


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