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Dilute Povidone-Iodine Soak and Scrub for Foot and Ankle Surgery

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September 2021

Dilute Povidone-Iodine Soak and Scrub for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Vol: 88| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Randomized Trial of Dilute Povidone-Iodine Soak and Scrub for Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Foot Ankle Int. 2021 Jul 20; 10711007211025263.

Contributing Authors:
N Mehraban C Wakefield D Rossi J Lin S Lee KS Hamid DD Bohl

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Synopsis

Two hundred and fifty seven patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery were randomized to receive a dilute povidone-iodine soak and scrub (n=128) followed by a standard 2-step antiseptic skin preparation or the standard 2-step antiseptic skin preparation alone (n=129). The primary outcome of interest was the rate of positive bacterial culture rates from the hallux nailfold. There was no difference...

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