To determine the proportion of patients without a surgical site infection (as defined by CDC criteria) at the postoperative assessment for patients who had hair clipped versus those with no hair removal preoperatively.
To evaluate the unanticipated need for antibiotic or surgical intervention of the wound, as well as wound cultures obtained and their results.
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
September 11, 2009
September 7, 2015
Gundersen Lutheran Health System La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
† Study has passed its completion date and status has not been verified in more than two years.