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What is a clean wound? Infection rate?

No entry into GI, respiratory, GU tracts (Hernia repair).<2%


What is a clean-contaminated wound? Infection rate?

GI, respiratory, GU entered, but mechanistically and anti-bacterially prepared (routine cholecystectomy). <3%


What is a contaminated wound? Infection rate?

Major contamination such as gross spillage, or infection (Bowel obstruction with spillage). <10%


What is an infected wound? Infection rate?

Established infection before a wound is made in the skin. >50%