American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting
Issue: October 2019
September 10, 2019
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VIDEO: Concomitant corticosteroid injections may increase infection risk in hand procedures

Issue: October 2019
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LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Kevin F. Lutsky, MD, discussed a study that looked at the rate of surgical site infections with the use of intraoperative corticosteroid injections in concomitant hand procedures. Lutsky said patients who underwent concomitant cortisone injections on the ipsilateral side of the surgical site had an increased risk of surgical site infections.