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Surgical Site Infection After Hip Arthroplasty Risk Factors

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for risk of surgical site infection following hip arthroplasty based on the study of Ridgeway et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Ridgeway et al identified risk factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following hip arthroplasty. These can help identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring for infection following surgery. The authors are from the Health Protection Agency in London.

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