Prevention of postoperative wound infections by covering the surgical field with iodine-impregnated incision drape (Ioban ® 2)

Axel Kramer, Ojan Assadian & Jürgen Lademann
The literature is used to analyse the significance of the use of iodine-impregnated incision drape (Ioban® 2) for the prevention of postoperative wound infections (SSI). The drape has a microbiocidal effect in vitro. Consequently an antiseptic effect also occurs under the incision drape when it is applied to the skin; at the same time, bacterial wound contamination is reduced. Overall, based on the efficacy strength of the antiseptic incision drape, a reduction of the SSI...