Table 3

Effectiveness of Solutions Relative to Normal Saline in Reducing Infection Risk

Solution

Definitely less effective than Saline

Moderately less effective than Saline

Equivalent to Saline

Moderately more effective than Saline

Definitely more effective than Saline


Bacitracin

33 (3.7%)

62 (6.9%)

453 (50.1%)

300 (33.2%)

56 (6.2%)

Soap solution

84 (9.5%)

131 (14.8%)

489 (55.1%)

161 (18.1%)

23 (2.6%)

Iodine solution

60 (6.6%)

105 (11.6%)

342 (37.8%)

307 (33.9%)

91 (10.1%)

Chlorhexidine solution

51 (5.7%)

85 (9.5%)

342 (38.4%)

313 (35.1%)

100 (11.2%)


Petrisor et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-7

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