Glove perforation rate in surgery: a randomized, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of double gloving. Surg Infect 2016; 17: 436-442.

Published: 30th November 2016

Authors: Makama JG, Okeme IM, Makama EJ, Ameh EA


The study included 512 single gloves and 1024 double gloves. The perforation rate was 15.2 per cent. Only six perforations were the result of through and through puncture from the outer through the inner glove (1.17 per cent).

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