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Graft falls

  1. 0 What is your policy when an orthopedic graft (ACL tendon) falls on the ground? Re-sterilize?
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  3. Visit  scottaprn profile page
    #1 0
    There is a study (the lead author is Molina 2000) that showed the best treatment for a dropped is treated with 90 second soak in chlorohexadine gluconate had the best outcomes for negative cultures.

    there is also a protocol for 30 minute soak in cholrohexadine followed by washing then 30 minute soak in triple antibiotic.

    I have worked in places with both protocols
  4. Visit  springchick1 profile page
    #2 0
    You soak it if. You can't just throw it in an autoclave and sterilize it.