from Roth et al. 2017
published in J Wound Care 26(3): 79-87
DOI 10.12968/jowc.2017.26.3.79

Effect of antiseptic irrigation on infection rates of traumatic soft tissue wounds: a longitudinal cohort study

Surgical wound irrigation with antimicrobial active ingredients can help to prevent surgical site infections

The study investigated the preventive effect of 4 different solutions for surgical irrigation: polihexanide, povidone-iodione, hydrogen-peroxide and undiluted Ringer's solution. Polyhexanide was shown to have the highest efficiency in preventing wound infections.