An analysis of bioaerosol emissions from orthopaedic surgical clothing

Vijaysegaran, Praveen (2016) An analysis of bioaerosol emissions from orthopaedic surgical clothing. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study compared the emission rates of orthopaedic space suits to standard surgical clothing in a simulated surgical environment. Significant increases in particle and microbiological emission rates were found when space suits were used, providing mechanistic evidence to support the increased prosthetic joint infection rates observed in epidemiological studies and helping to inform surgeons about their choice of clothing. Surgeons should proceed with caution when using space suits during surgery, particularly total joint arthroplasty.

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ID Code: 98751
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Crawford, Ross W. & Morawska, Lidia
Keywords: Orthopaedics, Space suit, Clean air, Arthroplasty, Prosthetic joint infection
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2016 01:03
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 01:03

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