AAOS 2015: Pre-admission chlorhexidine lowers SSI rate vs in-hospital preparation in TJA
Pre-admission chlorhexidine preparation reduces surgical site infections following lower extremity TJA
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554 patients scheduled for either primary or revision hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to one of two skin preparation groups: pre-admission chlorhexidine protocol the night before and morning of surgery, or to standard in-hospital preparation with an iodine povacrylex and isopropyl alcohol solution. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the incidence of periprosthetic joint...
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