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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-91

Indigenous method to prevent aerosol dissemination while bone drilling using powered drill during COVID-19

1 Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudeep Kumar
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 801 505, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_19_20

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Introduction: World is now faced with a pandemic caused by Covid-19 causing unprecedented burden on the healthcare systems of the countries. As everyone is at the risk of exposure and contracting the infection, recent evidences started stating possible modes of transmission including aerosol. Aerosol generation is very common in surgical procedures, especially in orthopaedic trauma where the usage of electrocautery and powered drill are abundantly used. The purpose of this article is to describe how we used the barrel of syringe to decrease aerosol dissemination while drilling bone. Material and Methods: 50 and 20ml syringes were used during drilling in orthopaedic surgeries in consecutive patients. Observations and results: The spread of aerosol generation was found to reduce. Conclusion: It is a cheap and viable method to reduce the dissemination of aerosol during Covid pandemic.

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