Surgical wounds are programmed skin lesions, created aseptically with diagnostic and therapeutic targets that should heal without any complications and in a defined time interval.
 

Stitching after a complex and bloody surgery. Teamwork, medical team success, professional treatment and professional conduct concept.

It has been estimated that infection derived from post-surgical wounds affects 30-40 patients per every 1000 operations and its effect can end up being life threatening, especially for elderly patients. In addition, the mortality rate among patients who contracted an infection following surgery is 2%