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ACE Report #12248
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Reduction in intraoperative contamination with antimicrobial drapes during knee arthroplasty surgery


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

Does an Antimicrobial Incision Drape Prevent Intraoperative Contamination? A Randomized Controlled Trial of 1187 Patients

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 May;478(5):1016-1018.

Contributing Authors: AB Hesselvig M Arpi F Madsen T Bjarnsholt A Odgaard

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Synopsis

One thousand six hundred and fifty-nine patients scheduled for a primary knee arthroplasty surgery were randomized to undergo said procedure with the use of antimicrobial drapings or no antimicrobial drapings. The primary outcome of interest was the contamination rate. Secondary outcomes of interest included the association between factors such as sex, age, type of implant and duration of surgery ...

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