Future Directions and Challenges in Orthopaedic Surgical Site Infections

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Grand Rounds - Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Future Directions and Challenges in Orthopaedic Surgical Site Infections

Presented by:

Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Infectious Disease Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Assistant Medical Director, Madison Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine

Walter F. Krengel III, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Chief, Spine Program
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Alexander Lauder, MD (R4)
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

Some of the items discussed:

  • Problem & economic impact
  • Area-specific implications
  • Risk factors & preventative strategies
  • SSIs account for 31% of HAIs
  • SSIs causes: Morbidity, Prolonged hospitalization, Mortality (3%)