Efficacy of surgical preparation solutions in foot and ankle surgery.

  title={Efficacy of surgical preparation solutions in foot and ankle surgery.},
  author={Roger V Ostrander and Michael J. Botte and Michael E Brage},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={87 5},
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated higher infection rates following orthopaedic procedures on the foot and ankle as compared with procedures involving other areas of the body. Previous studies also have documented the difficulty of eliminating bacteria from the forefoot prior to surgery. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of three different surgical skin-preparation solutions in eliminating potential bacterial pathogens from the foot. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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