Povidine-iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate are effective in forefoot surgical preparation
Quantitative Analysis of Bacteria in Forefoot Surgery: A Comparison of Skin Preparation TechniquesFoot Ankle Int. 2009 Oct;30(10):992-7.
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50 patients undergoing forefoot surgery were randomized to receive forefoot preparation with either povidine-iodine (1%) with isopropyl alcohol (23%) with/without scrub or chlorhexidine gluconate (0.5%) with isopropyl alcohol (70%) with/without scrub. This study assessed the ability of two commonly used pre-operative bath solutions to reduce bacterial cultures on the forefoot. The results from thi...
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