Povidone-iodine soaks: no additional benefit following drainage of hand abscesses
Povidone-iodine soaks for hand abscesses: a prospective randomized trialJ Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):962-5
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100 patients who were scheduled to receive treatment for their hand abscesses were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to determine the effect povidone-iodine soaks had on the outcomes of hand infections that occurred following operative drainage. Patients were either treated with a daily povidone soak (3 times a day) or simply received a daily dressing change with sterile gauze and orthosis. The...
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