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Bouffant vs. skull caps: Debate over surgeon headwear rages on

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September 14, 2017

If you thought the debate over what surgeons and their staff should be required to wear on their heads in the OR had been settled, think again. A study published by the journal Neurosurgery has refueled the quarrel. The researchers argue there is insufficient evidence to support an outright ban on skull caps, which some surgeons prefer over puffy bouffant caps. Others contend the researchers’ conclusions miss the mark.

If you thought the debate over what surgeons and their staff should be required to wear on their heads in the OR had been settled, think again. A study published by the journal Neurosurgery has refueled the quarrel. The researchers argue there is insufficient evidence to support an outright ban on skull caps, which some surgeons prefer over puffy bouffant caps. Others contend the researchers’ conclusions miss the mark.



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