Minimizing the Risk of Bacterial Infection during Surgical Implants

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In India if we talk about the trend or the operations for surgical implants is on the rise. Every year lot of foreign travelers visits the country too for some or the other surgical implant. Major implants happening in India includes:

• Hip Replacement
• Knee Replacement
• Dental Implants and many more

These surgical implants are being successfully conducted in India, however such procedures are time taking and require lot of focus. Moreover, if we specifically talk about these treatments there is always a risk associated with these of bacterial infection. In the worst case scenario, the infection if happens can simply cause the implant not to attach to the skeleton thereby, it has to be removed.

A study reveals that a layer of graphene flakes if added can act against the bacterial infection by forming a protective layer thereby, making it impossible for the bacteria to come and attack. Following this procedure will stop infections during the procedure and the surgical implant will be performed successfully.

Santosh Pandit a postdoc at Chalmers University mentioned “We want to prevent bacteria from creating an infection. Otherwise, you may need antibiotics, which could disrupt the balance of normal bacteria and also enhance the risk of antimicrobial resistance by pathogens.”

The bacteria often look for a surface to stick on while traveling around in the fluids including blood. Once they get themselves attached to a surface these bacteria’s then simply grow forming biofilm which is a protective layer.

By applying the graphene flakes layer the harmful bacteria’s are killed. These sharp flakes on the contrary do not damage any human cells. Thereby, coating such implants with the layer of graphene flakes can help protect the patient against any kind of infection. It even reduces the risk of implant rejection and also eradicates the need for any antibiotic treatment.

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