Single vs Repeat Surgical Skin Preparations for Reducing Surgical Site Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Study


Morrison T. N. , Chen A. F. , Taneja M., Kucukdurmaz F., Rothman R. H. , Parvizi J.

JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, vol.31, no.6, pp.1289-1294, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.12.009
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1289-1294

Abstract

Background: Preventing surgical site infection (SSI) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a high priority and is partly linked to the efficacy of surgical site preparation solutions (SPSs) in reducing the number of pathogens on the skin before incision. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of SRS reapplication after draping to reduce the incidence of SSI after TJA.