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Optimising 405 nm HINS light technology for patient safe decontamination during arthroplasty surgery.

Ramakrishnan, Praveen and MacLean, Michelle and MacGregor, Scott and Anderson, John and Grant, M. Helen (2014) Optimising 405 nm HINS light technology for patient safe decontamination during arthroplasty surgery. European Cells and Materials, 28 (S.4). p. 36. ISSN 1473-2262

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Abstract

Infection rates following orthopaedic arthroplasty surgery are as high as 4%, while the infection rates are even higher after revision surgery. The duration of routine arthroplasty surgeries is typically between 1 and 2 hours. 405nm High-Intensity Narrow-Spectrum Light (HINS-light) has bactericidal activity against Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) related bacterial pathogens including MRSA and hence may aid in reducing the incidence of infections that arise from environmental contamination during arthroplasty surgery.