from Willy et al. 2017
published in Unfallchirurg 120: 549-560
DOI 10.1007/s00113-017-0375-5

Bedeutung von Wundspüllösungen und Flüssigkeiten mit antiseptischer Wirkung in Therapie und Prophylaxe

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

Literature analysis on the use of antiseptic surgical irrigation solutions in orthopaedics and trauma surgery. The focus was on the risk-benefit ratio, the prophylactic use to prevent postoperative wound infections and the possible use in negative pressure wound therapy. No evidence of resistance development or systemic/local side effects could be found in the literature for the suitable wound irrigation solutions (PVP iodine, octenidine, polihexanide, sodium hypochlorite and acetic acid).