Antibiotic prophylaxis in Injury

Routine usage of antibiotics for cuts & lacerations is not needed. Wash the wound with soap & water. However consider the use of antibiotics in the following situations

  • Wounds in close proximity to a bone or joint (including prosthetic joints)
  • Wounds in areas of underlying venous and/or lymphatic compromise (including vascular grafts)
  • Wounds in immunocompromised hosts (including diabetes)
  • Deep puncture wounds or laceration &  crush injury

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