Iodine-based preoperative preparation allows for superior surgical site identifcation
Visibility of Surgical Site Marking: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Two Skin Preparation SolutionsJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 18;94(2):97-102
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20 patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty were randomized to undergo surgical preparation using either an iodine-based or chlorhexidine solution. Prior to preparation, patients were marked with three random letters at the surgical site using a permanent marker. Following evaluations, qualitative and quantitative effects of the surgical preparation with the two solutions indicated that ...
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