Study: Optimal Timing of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Foot and Ankle Surgery Not Clear for SSI Prevention

Other  factors may be more significant
A study aiming to pinpoint the optimal timing of  antibiotic administration to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) following  foot and ankle surgery found that timing of intravenous prophylaxis does not  appear to significantly affect the risk of SSI. Results demonstrated that host  factors and duration of surgery appear to play a much larger role in SSI  incidence.

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