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ACE Report #6067
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS: Pre-admission chlorhexidine protocol appears to reduce infections following TJA

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

Pre-Admission Chlorhexidine Reduces Infections in Joint Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Level I Study

Contributing Authors: B Kapadia MJ McElroy K Issa S Banerjee S Jagannathan MA Mont

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366 patients scheduled to undergo either total hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive, in addition to standard in-hospital preparation procedures, cloths soaked with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (to be used prior to hospital admission), or no pre-admission intervention at all.The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between groups regarding surgical site infe...

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