Surgical Site Infection affects tissues and organs which have recently been operated on. Usually caused by germs in the surgical instruments or the area of surgery, or even during implants, infections can be detected a few days after the operation due to appearance of redness or swelling in the affected area. The condition is however easily treated by antibiotics and only in chronic cases of septic, a second operation in the area is required to eliminate the infection properly. It can be prevented by proper sterilization of the area and implements before and after the surgery.
HOW IS SURGICAL SITE INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Shaving of the area before surgery can make it more prone to develop infections.