The Bair Hugger is a single-use FAW (forced-air warming) device that is placed over the patient during or post-surgery to help maintain body temperature, reduce the risk of infection, increase comfort and reduce risk of unintentional hypothermia. But 3M, the maker of Bair Hugger, is finding itself battling claim after claim by surgery patients that the FAW blanket caused infection, more than 50 of which are orthopedic surgery patients that suffered deep-joint infection. The Bair Hugger blanket is used in 4 out of 5 hospitals across the U.S. and has been a popular method of body temperature maintenance since 1987. However, Dr. ... Read More
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