Abstract

Objective: The objective of present study was to find if antibiotics really benefit in preventing infection in lacerations anywhere in body, provided copious irrigation & meticulous surgical debridement is performed. Also, when wounds are contaminated. The study also took into consideration effect of length & depth of wound on wound infection. Methods: This longitudinal study was performed between November 2016 to June 2021 at Orthocare accident hospital & research center, India. Patients were allocated in two groups. Patients in Group A(n=221) were those who have received oral Amoxicillin & Clavulanic acid for 7 days as per standard protocol21 and Group B (n = 189) patients did not receive antibiotics as per protocol in previous studies17. infection rate was measured in both group & measured outcome was analyzed with SPSS version 20, IBM. Categorical data was presented as percentages and analyzed with Chi square or Fisher Exact test.

How to Cite
FAHEEM QURAISHI, DR. IRAM QURAISHI, DR. A.G.QURAISHI, DR. KASHIF MOMIN, Dr.. Are Prophylactic Antibiotics Necessary in Primarily Closed Lacerated Wounds?. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], sep. 2021. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2525>. Date accessed: 06 july 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJMRHVOL21IS2PG15.


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