Does the use of incise draping with antibacterial agents (iodine) infl uence the risk for subsequent surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI) in patients undergoing musculoskeletal tumor surgeries?

Authors: Takeshi Morii, Timothy L. Tan

RECOMMENDATION: There is some evidence claiming that antimicrobial-impregnated incise drapes result in a reduction in bacterial contamination at the surgical site. However, there is little evidence to demonstrate that it results in a subsequent reduction in the incidence of SSI and/or PJI.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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