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ACE Report #456
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Povidine-iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate are effective in forefoot surgical preparation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Quantitative Analysis of Bacteria in Forefoot Surgery: A Comparison of Skin Preparation Techniques

Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Oct;30(10):992-7.

Contributing Authors: K Cheng H Robertson JP St Mart A Leanord I McLeod

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Synopsis

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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