Is there a role for preoperative skin scrub (home scrubs and washes) prior to primary or revision shoulder arthroplasty?

Authors: Ben Clark, Vani Sabesan, Arjun Meiyappan
RECOMMENDATION: Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) showers or cleansing wipes with at least two applications decreases the incidence of positive skin cultures prior to shoulder surgery. Pending further research, this protocol may provide a benefi t.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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