Patients largely experience tremendous outcomes following orthopedic surgery. In fact, some of the most successful surgical procedures in all of medicine are performed by orthopedic surgeons. Unfortunately, one the most common complications in orthopedics is postoperative infection and this can be devastating for patients. Surgical site infection (SSI) rates for orthopedic surgeries in most hospital systems range from 2.5% to over 30%. These infections come from several different organisms, but the most common are staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Acinetobacter, pseudomonas, cutibacterium acnes, and enterococcus. For this reason, it is crucially important to minimize infection risk as much as possible. A way to mitigate infection risk is to irrigate with a product that has high efficacy toward killing bacteria. Pure&Clean is very effective against all organisms mentioned. Many other irrigation solutions also have high efficacy toward killing these organisms, but unfortunately, they are also toxic toward native tissues. The toxicity toward native tissues can increase infection rate, which has been seen with products such as providone-iodine, chlorhexidine, and diluted bleach (E.g. Betadine, Irrisept, Dakins, Anasept). Pure&Clean is unique. It is not toxic to native tissues, yet it is lethal to organisms that cause infection.
Throughout healthcare there is an emphasis to minimize antibiotic and pharmaceutical use when possible. Pure&Clean usage leads to decreased antibiotic use, better patient outcomes, improved hospital ratings by lowering SSI and HAI rates, resulting in great savings, increased reimbursements and overall increased profits.