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Diluted povidone-iodine versus saline for dressing metal-skin interfaces in external fixation

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Description: PURPOSE: To compare infection rates associated with 2 dressing solutions for metal-skin interfaces. METHODS: 60 patients who underwent distraction osteogenesis with external fixators were equally randomised into 2 dressing solution groups (diluted povidone-iodine vs. saline).
CONCLUSION: Saline is as effective as diluted povidone-iodine as a dressing solution for metal-skin interfaces of external fixators. Saline is recommended in view of its easy availability and lower costs.
Diluted povidone-iodine versus saline for dressing metal-skin interfaces in external fixation. Chan CK, Saw A, Kwan MK, Karina R. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2009 Apr;17(1):19-22.

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Author/Contact: Chan et al
Institution: J Orthop Surg
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Language: English

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