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Type of suture may affect the risk of infection while swimming postoperatively

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6157
  1. Mark Twoon, medical student1,
  2. Nigel Yong Boon Ng, medical student1
  1. 1Suttie Centre, Foresterhill Campus, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
  1. mark.twoon.11{at}

Brown and colleagues considered an extensive list of variables with regard to a person’s risk of infection while swimming postoperatively (for example, nature of the wound, the water, patient comorbidities, and systemic immunodeficiency).1 It would also be interesting to know whether the type of suture material used for wound …

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