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Surgical system uses 'cocoon of air' to keep incision sites clean

There are 2 comments on the Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine story from Oct 17, 2011, titled Surgical system uses 'cocoon of air' to keep incision sites clean. In it, Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine reports that:

The Air Barrier System which aims to reduce infection by providing a cocoon of highly purified air around the incision site during surgery Many surgical procedures leave patients with a high risk of infection, especially after prosthesis implant operations like hip replacements.

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San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 28, 2011
The use of ABS can greatly help reduce the risk of infection in lengthy operations like hip replacement. Also, the implant may be a source of infection, thus it is important to keep the area surrounding the incision site clean. However, device-related complications may arise and affect patients like what happened here .

New York, NY

#4 Aug 31, 2012
Thank you for this informative post. There have been various reports on possible problems after a surgery. Hip replacement is one of the most-discussed due to defective prostheses.

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