Wound Care and Infection Management: Risk Factors for Wound Infection

Infections are one of the most serious complications associated with wounds, which makes infection prevention a key part of post-surgical care and wound management.

Even for wounds resulting from clean surgery, there is an 8% infection rate among the general population, and percentages grow as patients get older. This article describes four main risk factors for infection and what can be done to reduce infection as much as possible.

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