Wound infections are the most common problem after surgery, with this issue being particularly prevalent in developing countries.

New innovations have promised to tackle this issue, but the release of findings from a new study from the FALCON collaborative demonstrate a clear need to change current guidelines.

Carried out in Benin, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa, the FALCON trial found that using more expensive interventions to prevent Surgical Site Infection (SSI) were no better than cheaper alternatives.

The full paper can be viewed here.