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ACE Report #10238
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Skin preparation with chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone-iodine in rotator cuff repair


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Propionibacterium acnes Suture Contamination in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Prospective Randomized Study

Arthroscopy. 2018 Apr;34(4):1151-1155

Contributing Authors: K Yamakado

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Synopsis

126 patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to one of four shoulder skin preparation methods: a solution or 1% chlorhexidine gluconate and 70% isopropyl alcohol with or without an antibacterial adhesive drape, or a solution of povidone-iodine with or without an antibacterial adhesive drape. The purpose of this study was to determine if skin preparation with chlorhex...

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