Contaminated anterior cruciate ligament grafts: the efficacy of 3 sterilization agents.

@article{Molina2000ContaminatedAC,
  title={Contaminated anterior cruciate ligament grafts: the efficacy of 3 sterilization agents.},
  author={Maria Elisa Molina and D E Nonweiller and Jennifer A. Evans and Jesse C Delee},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={373-8}
}
PURPOSE A study was undertaken to determine the incidence of positive cultures resulting from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) specimen dropped on the operating room floor and the efficacy of sterilizing the specimen by soaking in 1 of 3 antimicrobial solutions: an antibiotic solution of neomycin and polymyxin B, 10% providone-iodine solution, and standard chlorhexidine gluconate solution. TYPE OF STUDY Randomized trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty ACL specimens removed from patients… CONTINUE READING

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