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  1. Mammel, Joyce
  2. Kmet, Leanne


Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis has been a mainstay of orthopaedic trauma care for decades. Despite ongoing controversy regarding the optimal number of doses required, established guidelines for use have been in place for years. A retrospective quality assurance project was conducted in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to review local practice regarding perioperative antibiotic administration in orthopaedic trauma and compare that to what is suggested in the literature.