Do surgical drains constitute a potential risk factor for surgical site infections in orthopedic surgery?

M.M. Schneiderbauer, M. Jäger, K. Genning & A. Trampuz
Objective: Do surgical drains become colonized by skin flora from outside in? Do surgical drains become colonized by bacteria of known surgical site infections? Methods: Surgical drains were removed under sterile conditions and the part inside of the wound was separated and labelled in [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]