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Retrospective Evaluation of an lodophor-Incorporated Antimicrobial Plastic Adhesive Wound Drape

RITTER, MERRILL, A.*; CAMPBELL, ELAINE, D.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: March 1988 - Volume 228 - Issue - p 307–308
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The incidence of postoperative wound infection following the use of an iodophor-incorporated adhesive wound drape with a preliminary one-minute alcohol cleanse was observed in 649 total arthro-plasties. The patients were followed for a minimum of one year to detect signs of infection. An infection rate of 0.46% was comparable to the incidence previously observed for conventional methods using an iodine spray as a skin preparation.

Center for Hip and Knee Surgery, and Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, Indiana.

* Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical School.

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