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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:151 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #729
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No benefit in sterilization when covering toes during hindfoot and ankle surgery

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OrthoEvidence. No benefit in sterilization when covering toes during hindfoot and ankle surgery. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):151. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/729

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

Covering of the Toes During Hindfoot and Ankle Surgery: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Study

Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Apr;28(4):413-5

Contributing Authors: NR Goucher MJ Coughlin

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40 patients who underwent hindfoot and ankle surgery where randomly assigned to one of two groups based on whether their toes were covered by a sterile glove, or left uncovered at the time of their surgery. Outcomes were determined by examining 3 cultures obtained from the patient's foot (preoperatively, perioperatively and postoperatively). Results showed that there were no benefits when patients...

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