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ACE Report #10082
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Solution of 0.05% clorhexidine gluconate more antiseptic than sterile water in theatre splash basins

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Chlorhexidine Solution Reduces Aerobic Organism Growth in Operative Splash Basins in a Randomized Controlled Trial

J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jan;33(1):211-215

Contributing Authors: CL Peters JM Gililland CE Pelt KE Lindgren MB Anderson ES Spivak

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111 operative splash basins from operating theatres of patients undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty were randomized to be prepared with a solution of 0.05% chlorhexidine gluconate or sterile water. Samples were taken from the splash basin after completion of surgery, and assessed for the rate of positive bacterial growth on tryptic soy agar. Patients were also followed up for cases of wound ...

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