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From Bench to Bedside

A Little Dab Will Do You Good? Topical Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Potter, Benjamin K., MD, FACS

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: December 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 12 - p 2325–2327
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000521
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B. K. Potter, Directorate for Surgical Services, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center & the Uniformed Services University–Walter Reed Department of Surgery, Bethesda, MD USA

Benjamin K. Potter MD, FACS, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Building 1, 5th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20889 USA, Email: Benjamin.k.potter.mil@mail.mil

A note from the Editor-In-Chief: I am pleased to present the next installment of “From Bench to Bedside,” a quarterly column written by Benjamin K. Potter MD. Dr. Potter is a clinician-scientist in the Uniformed Services University-Walter Reed Department of Surgery. His column investigates important developments that are making—or are about to make—the transition from the laboratory to clinical practice, as well as technologies and approaches that have recently made that jump.

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Received September 10, 2018

Accepted September 18, 2018

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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