Prophylactic Antibiotics in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Meehan, John; Jamali, Amir A.; Nguyen, Hien
October 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 10, p2480
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on low prevalence of surgical site infections associated with hip and knee arthroplasty. It cites that cephalosporins might not be the appropriate prophylaxis in all surgical settings because of the increasing rates of community-acquired infections and resistant organisms. It discusses the use of vancomycin along with cefazolin, which allows the authors to be in compliance with pay -for-performance measures.


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