Povidone-iodine irrigation (PVI) has a profound effect on in vitro osteoblast proliferation and metabolic function and inhibits their ability to mineralise and form bone

Matthew P. Newton Ede, Ashleigh M. Philp, Simon Jones

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Abstract

Povidone-iodine irrigation (PVI) has been proposed as a safe and effective practice to reduce infection in spinal surgery. However, recent evidence in multiple cell types suggests that PVI has a deleterious effect on cellular viability and function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S54
JournalThe Spine Journal
Volume16
Issue number4, Supplement
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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