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Table 2 Preferred prophylactic antibiotic re-dosing regimen for treatment of closed long bone fractures determined by a survey of 297 Orthopaedic Trauma Association members, September–December, 2015

From: Current practice of antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical fixation of closed long bone fractures: a survey of 297 members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Preferred dosing regimen No. (%) of surgeons
One dose within 15 min prior to incision only 18 (6.1)
One dose within 30 min prior to incision only 56 (19)
One dose within 60 min prior to incision only 42 (14)
One dose within 60 min prior to incision and 24-h re-dosing 171 (58)
One dose within 60 min prior to incision and 48-h re-dosing 2 (0.7)
One dose within 60 min prior to incision and 1 postoperative dose 2 (0.7)
Varied by injury severity, fracture type, and operative intervention 6 (2.0)