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Iodine-based preoperative preparation allows for superior surgical site identifcation

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May 2013

Iodine-based preoperative preparation allows for superior surgical site identifcation

Vol: 2| Issue: 4| Number:10| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Visibility of Surgical Site Marking: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Two Skin Preparation Solutions

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 18;94(2):97-102

Contributing Authors:
Savyasachi C Thakkar Simon C Mears

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Synopsis

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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