Novel irrigation solution may reduce infection rates in total joint arthroplasty

Published results showed a novel irrigation solution had high efficacy against planktonic bacteria and bacterial biofilms in laboratory testing.
“The minimum standard of care for irrigation in orthopedic surgical cases includes normal saline, but an increasing amount of literature in recent years has suggested that different solutions or additives may be needed to prevent [periprosthetic joint infection] PJI,” Ravi K. Bashyal, MD, lead author of the study, told Healio. “Combatting planktonic bacteria and the formation of biofilm is especially important given the high negative

Published results showed a novel irrigation solution had high efficacy against planktonic bacteria and bacterial biofilms in laboratory testing.
“The minimum standard of care for irrigation in orthopedic surgical cases includes normal saline, but an increasing amount of literature in recent years has suggested that different solutions or additives may be needed to prevent [periprosthetic joint infection] PJI,” Ravi K. Bashyal, MD, lead author of the study, told Healio. “Combatting planktonic bacteria and the formation of biofilm is especially important given the high negative