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Patients presenting in the Emergency Department or admitted to the hospital with displaced hip fractures who require hemiarthroplasty or open reduction internal fixation or with spinal instability/fractures in need of urgent surgical intervention will receive treatment to reduce the number of microorganisms in their nose prior to surgery. After surgery, the subjects will be observed for any surgical site infections.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Surgical Site Infection
3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:43-0400
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