Infection of the surgical wound or deep structures violated during surgery account for a major portion of postoperative morbidity. The medical consultant should have an understanding of the principles of antimicrobial prophylaxis for postoperative infection in order to manage this complication in the postoperative period. This article assesses the risks for infection, patient preparation for surgery, and antibiotic usage in frequently performed surgeries.
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