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ACE Report #5173
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Coverage of spine implants significantly reduces risk of bacterial contamination


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Implant contamination during spine surgery

Spine J. 2013 Jun;13(6):637-40. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.11.053. Epub 2013 Jan 12

Contributing Authors: JE Bible KR O'Neill CG Crosby JG Schoenecker MJ McGirt CJ Devin

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Synopsis

105 patients undergoing instrumented spinal surgery were randomized to have implants covered by sterile surgical towels following the opening of the surgical implant tray or not. The purpose was to determine if coverage of instruments would lower the risk of implant contamination. Microbiologic assessment of sterile swabs obtained from implants indicated a significantly lower rate of contamination...

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