Two per cent glutaraldehyde: a disinfectant in arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery.

@article{Johnson1982TwoPC,
  title={Two per cent glutaraldehyde: a disinfectant in arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery.},
  author={L L Johnson and D A Shneider and Melanie D Austin and F G Goodman and J M Bullock and J Debruin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1982},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={237-9}
}
Arthroscopes and some instruments for arthroscopic surgery were prepared for use by soaking them for fifteen minutes in a cold solution of 2 per cent glutaraldehyde. This method was practical, economical, safe, and effective. Over a eight-year period we performed 12,505 arthroscopic procedures with an infection rate of 0.04 per cent. Although technically classified as a disinfectant, 2 per cent glutaraldehyde used under these conditions proved to be an effective method of preparing arthroscopic… CONTINUE READING
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