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ACE Report #6110
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

No effect of gentamicin in irrigation solution for reducing septic arthritis in ACLR

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The effect of gentamicin in irrigating solutions on articular infection prophylaxis during arthroscopic ACL reconstruction

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Feb;134(2):257-61. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1910-7. Epub 2013 Dec 10

Contributing Authors: H Yazdi A Moradi M Herbort

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360 patients undergoing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were randomized to receive saline irrigation fluid with or without the addition of gentamicin. The purpose was to compare these two treatment approaches with respect to rates of septic arthritis. Results indicated that although the rate of septic arthritis was higher in the saline group (2.2%) compared to the gentamicin group (0.57%), this di...

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