Dr. Antonia Chen shares her insights as a practicing orthopedic surgeon on why antibacterial sutures should be standard in every U.S. operating room.

Omar Ford

November 5, 2021

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Dr. Antonia Chen

Once upon a time in healthcare, it was taboo to talk about surgical site infections (SSI). If you were a surgeon treated SSI and you moved on.

But unfortunately, these infections can be seen in up to 5% of patients undergoing surgery, with potentially catastrophic consequences. The impacts are not just born by patients, their families and physicians: the cost of these infections to the U.S. healthcare system is estimated in the billions.  

Dr. Antonia Chen, anOrthopedic Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)joins MD+DI’s Let’s Talk Medtech to discuss the role antibacterial sutures can play curbing SSI and how Ethicon’s solution is effective. She’s also touches on being an orthopedic surgeon during a pandemic during this incredible conversation.


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Omar Ford

Omar Ford is MD+DI's Editor-in-Chief. You can reach him at [email protected].


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