Journal article

A COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF 2 TYPES OF LATEX SURGICAL GLOVES IN ELECTIVE ORTHOPEDIC-SURGERY

SM LIEW, JD STONEY, MP FALKENBERG, SM LEITL

ANZ Journal of Surgery | BLACKWELL SCIENCE PUBL AUSTR | Published : 1995

Abstract

Glove perforation during surgery represents a potential risk of infection for the surgeon. The authors postulated that thicker latex gloves may offer greater protection. The perforation rates for the Ansell Gammex glove and the thicker Baxter Triflex gloves were compared in single- and double-glove usage and no difference was found between the two brands, in either usage. The authors recommend double-gloving for all orthopaedic operations with regular glove changes during major procedures.

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