A surgical draping technique for hip arthroplasty

V. Askins, C. J. Lavernia, D. S. Hungerford

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Particular attention to surgical draping techniques is essential to decrease the possibility of violation and contamination of the operative field and reduce the risk of wound infection. The use of impervious layers, non-woven disposable materials, and iodophor adhesives are advances directed at reducing operative risk of wound contamination. A paucity of information exists in the orthopaedic literature describing surgical draping techniques for hip arthroplasty. We describe a surgical draping technique designed to provide a multi-layer impervious barrier between the patient and the operative field for use in hip arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Techniques
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Draping techniques
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Surgical drapes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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