TITLE

ANTIBIOTIC-LOADED BONE CEMENT FOR INFECTION PROPHYLAXIS IN TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 11, p2487
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of antibiotic bone cement as a protective measure against deep wound infection. For the prevention of infection, it is best to use low amounts of antibiotics in the cement, but to treat infections that already exist, a higher ratio of antibiotics is necessary. Prosthetic joints can also be infected, and should be treated with antibiotic cement as well.
ACCESSION #
25882752

 

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