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ACE Report #9095
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Single vs. repeat surgical preparation solutions prior to TJA to reduce postoperative SSI

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

Single vs Repeat Surgical Skin Preparations for Reducing Surgical Site Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Study

J Arthroplasty. 2016 Jun;31(6):1289-94

Contributing Authors: TN Morrison AF Chen M Taneja F Kucukdurmaz RH Rothman J Parvizi

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600 patients undergoing primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA) were randomized to receive two applications of surgical site preparation solutions (SPS), one before and one after standard draping, or to a control group that received a single application of SPS before standard draping. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the reapplication of SPS provided a greater reduction of SSI com...

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