Another string.... but no bow

Published online: Apr 27 2011

Connor Green, Diarmuid Molony, James Cashman, Tom Burke, Eric Masterson

From Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, Co. Limerick, Ireland


Based on a positive personal experience, the authors advocate the use of a wound protector/retractor such as the Alexis system in total hip arthroplasty, to avoid intra-operative bacterial contamination from the skin, while avoiding damage to the skin and other soft tissues.