Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Propionibacterium acnes is the most common pathogen identified from a surgical site infection in the shoulder. Standard skin preps do not prevent this type of infection. Patients will undergo either a chlorhexidine or benzoyl peroxide prep in days leading up to surgery. Bacterial burden will be determined at the time of surgery.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age >18 - Indicated for shoulder surgery Exclusion Criteria: - History of previous shoulder infection - Allergy to Chlorhexidine or benzoyl peroxide - Current use of anti-acne medicine around the shoulder - Patient is pregnant or concerned about pregnancy



Primary Contact:

Mohit N Gilotra, MD
Phone: 4434625903

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Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21201
United States

Mohit N Gilotra, MD
Phone: 443-462-5903

Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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