International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


A Comparative Study to Evaluate Safety and Performance of Sterile Surgical Gloves

Dr. N Manikandan | Dr. A Suresh Kumar | Dr. R Arokia Amalan | Anna Roy | Ajay Kumar [47] | Krishna R Nath [3] | Arathy S S | S Bhagyashree | Dr. Ramaswamy Anikode Subramanian


Abstract: Objective: Evaluate and compare the safety and performance of four types of sterile surgical gloves: orthopaedic gloves, powder - free polychloroprene gloves, polymer - coated gloves, and powdered latex surgical gloves. Methods: Observational trial involving 100 surgeons and surgical staff using four types of sterile surgical gloves across 2400 glove uses. Data on glove integrity, user comfort, tactile sensitivity, adverse reactions, and overall satisfaction were collected. Results: All glove types demonstrated good barrier protection with no reported infections. User satisfaction was high for all the gloves, with Neoprene Soft and Premier receiving the highest ratings for comfort, fit, and flexibility. Powdered latex gloves received a "Good" rating but showed a higher prevalence of double gloving among surgeons. Conclusion: All four sterile surgical glove types provided adequate protection against pathogens. Non - latex gloves offered superior user comfort and flexibility compared to powdered latex gloves. The study highlights the importance of considering user preference and potential latex allergies when selecting surgical gloves.


Keywords: surgical gloves, sterile gloves, latex, glove safety, glove performance


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1823 - 1828


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