AAOS: Pre-admission chlorhexidine protocol appears to reduce infections following TJA
Pre-Admission Chlorhexidine Reduces Infections in Joint Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Level I Study
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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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