No benefit in sterilization when covering toes during hindfoot and ankle surgery
Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:151| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Covering of the Toes During Hindfoot and Ankle Surgery: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical StudyFoot Ankle Int. 2007 Apr;28(4):413-5
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40 patients who underwent hindfoot and ankle surgery where randomly assigned to one of two groups based on whether their toes were covered by a sterile glove, or left uncovered at the time of their surgery. Outcomes were determined by examining 3 cultures obtained from the patient's foot (preoperatively, perioperatively and postoperatively). Results showed that there were no benefits when patients...
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