Preventing Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Matar, Wadih Y.; Jafari, S. Mehdi; Restrepo, Camio; Austin, Matthew; Purtill, James J.; Parvizi, Javad
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2010 Supplement 2, Vol. 92-A, p36
Academic Journal
The article presents a research study on the prevention of periprosthetic joint infection following total joint anthroplasty. It provides several preventive measures to decrease the rate of joint infection which include preoperative optimization of health by evaluation, controlling the operating room aseptically and taking prophylactic antibiotics in the entire operative phase. Future developments on the prevention of infection are also mentioned such as the use of surface-modified implants.


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