Single preoperative dose of antibiotic does not reduce risk of SSIs


eMediNexus    01 January 2018

Among patients undergoing surgery for removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of fractures below the knee, a single preoperative dose of intravenous cefazolin compared with saline did not reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) within 30 days following implant removal. These findings from a trial were published in JAMA online December 26, 2017.

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