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What is the purpose of iodine covering during knee surgery?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Germ Killer

The iodine solution covering the skin in most surgeries as well as applied many times after skin incisions is for infection prevention.
By treating the skin, the chance of an infection at the time of surgery is substantially reduced.

In brief: Germ Killer

The iodine solution covering the skin in most surgeries as well as applied many times after skin incisions is for infection prevention.
By treating the skin, the chance of an infection at the time of surgery is substantially reduced.
Dr. Scott Keith
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