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Volume:3 Issue:4 Number:12 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #7633
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2015: Pre-admission chlorhexidine lowers SSI rate vs in-hospital preparation in TJA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Pre-admission chlorhexidine preparation reduces surgical site infections following lower extremity TJA

Contributing Authors: BH Kapadia A Banerjee K Issa MA Mont

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Synopsis

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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