Efficacy of Preoperative and Intraoperative Skin and Nail Surgical Preparation of the Foot in Reducing Bacterial Load

@article{vallejo2010EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of Preoperative and Intraoperative Skin and Nail Surgical Preparation of the Foot in Reducing Bacterial Load},
  author={Ricardo Becerro De bengoa vallejo and M. L. Losa Iglesias and L. A. Cervera and D. S. Fern{\'a}ndez and J. P. Prieto},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={1258–1265}
}
BACKGROUND A common problem associated with toenail removal surgery is the accompanying bacterial infection that often ensues. The foot has a particularly difficult anatomy to prepare antiseptically for surgery, which contributes to this wide‐spread problem. OBJECTIVE To compare the antiseptic efficacy of two skin pretreatment methods before toenail avulsion surgery. METHODS Two presurgical methods were performed on 24 patients each (48 patients total). Swab samples were taken from each patient… Expand
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