Hygiene: pre-surgical hair removal

Preoperative removal of hair from an operative site is important measures for avoiding postoperative wound infections.

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The technology of the 3M Clippers demonstrably makes for a significantly reduced rate of infection. The new 9671 3M clipper, for pre-surgical shaving of hair, improves on the design and versatility of its predecessor, the 9602, 3M reports.

The new model, with fixed head, can be used for both wet and dry shaving and is suitable for removing head hair. It can be powered by battery (running 45 minutes) or mains, for time-intensive whole-body shaving.

The device is ergonomically shaped for easy handling, and is easy to clean, with an alcohol wipe or mild disinfectant, the firm adds.


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