Intraoperative Risk Factors
Evidence is lacking in orthopaedic surgery to support the use of topical antibiotics prior to and after wound closure.
The role of putting powdered antibiotics into a wound needs to be researched further.
- Against the use of applying antimicrobial agents to surgical incisions.
- A recommendation cannot be made for or against the use of antimicrobial dressings applied to the surgical incision after closure.