4 leading surgeons discuss surgical wound infections (video)

Medtech company Next Science has released video of a popular panel discussion it sponsored at the recent AAOS Annual Meeting. The 28-minute video can be viewed below or on youtube

The presentation, “Biofilm and Surgical Site Infections,” features insights from four leading orthopedic surgeons:
– Dr. Robert M. Harris, Hughston Clinic (Columbus, GA)
– Dr. Jon E. Minter, Northside Hospital (Atlanta, GA)
– Dr. Randall Otto, SSM Health (St. Louis, MO)
– Dr. Ravi K. Bashyal, NorthShore University Hospital (Chicago, IL)
Each year, there are about 1.5 million surgical site infections (SSIs) in the U.S., and patients with SSIs are five times more likely to be readmitted and twice as likely to die. SSIs also contribute an additional $3.5 billion annually to the cost of healthcare.