Antibiotic Use during Surgical Stabilization of Traumatic Rib or Sternal Fractures to Reduce Risk of Implant Infection
May 6, 2022
Country of Publication
The Surgical Infection Society's Therapeutics and Guidelines Committee and Chest Wall Injury Society's Publication Committee convened to develop recommendations for antibiotic use during and after surgical stabilization of traumatic rib and sternal fractures. Clinical scenarios included patients with concomitant infectious processes (sepsis, pneumonia, empyema, cellulitis) or sources of contamination (open chest, gross contamination) incurred as a result of their trauma and present at the time of their surgical stabilization.
Male, Female, Adult, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
implant, sternal fracture, rib fracture
Forrester JD, Bukur M, Dvorak JE, Faliks B, Hindin D, Kartiko S, Kheirbek T, Lin L, Manasa M, Martin TJ, Miskimins R, Patel B, Pieracci FM, Ritter KA, Schubl SD, Tung J, Huston JM. Surgical Infection Society: Chest Wall Injury Society Recommendations for Antibiotic Use during Surgical Stabilization of Traumatic Rib or Sternal Fractures to Reduce Risk of Implant Infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2022 May;23(4):321-331. doi: 10.1089/sur.2022.025. PMID: 35522129.