glove perforation


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glove perforation

A tear or puncture through the protective membrane of a glove. It exposes both the surgeon and the patient to potentially transmissible infectious diseases. Loss of glove integrity occurs most often on the thumb of the dominant surgical hand and on either index finger. It is often unrecognized. Its frequency increases with the duration of the operation.
See also: perforation
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Glove perforation during surgical extraction of wisdom teeth.
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Glove perforation during surgery such as hip replacement arthroplasty is not an uncommon phenomenon.
Given the high overall glove perforation rate of 25%, and the finding that no double gloved surgeon in either group experienced perforation of both under and over gloves, double gloving for all surgical team members is recommended.
Intraoperative glove perforation is an important consideration during surgery and is a constant occupational hazard in orthopaedic surgery in particular.
Tanner (2008) agrees that glove perforation indicator systems have been proven to enable glove wearers to detect perforations more easily and can be worn where two pairs of gloves are recommended.
With the inherent risk of surgical glove failure and the issue that the majority of surgical glove perforations go unnoticed, double gloving has become a best practice standard.
Double gloving and a system for identifying glove perforations in maxillofacial trauma surgery.
Mingoli A, Sapienza P, Sgarzini G , Luciani G, De Angelis G, Modini C, Ciccarone F, Feldhaus RJ 1996 Influence of blunt needles on surgical glove perforation and safety for the surgeon American Journal of Surgery 172 (5) 512-516
Thomas S, Agarwal M, Mehta G 2001 Intraoperative glove perforation - single versus double gloving in protection against skin contamination Postgraduate Medical Journal 77 (909) 458^60
There were several glove perforations among doctors during the study, and one doctor injured himself with a scalpel.
The glove's blue color makes it an ideal underglove and aids in the recognition of glove perforations. When paired with Esteem Micro[R] powder-free polyisoprene surgical gloves, the Esteem[R] Blue/Micro double-gloving system offers a thin double-gloving combination.