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Efficacy of preoperative and intraoperative skin and nail surgical preparation of the foot in reducing bacterial load.

Authors
  • Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Ricardo
  • Losa Iglesias, Marta Elena
  • Alou Cervera, Luis
  • Sevillano Fernández, David
  • Prieto Prieto, José
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatologic Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2010
Volume
36
Issue
8
Pages
1258–1265
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01619.x
PMID: 20666814
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Incorporation of intraoperative irrigation of sterile saline solution after nail avulsion surgery reduces potential bacterial load. Every effort should be made to lower the risk of contamination after nail plate avulsion.

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