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Total Joint Arthroplasty - Preoperative Management to Reduce Risk of Infection

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient prior to total joint arthroplasty in order to remove potential sources of bacteria that could cause prosthetic joint infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

prevention

ICD-10:

M16, M17, M19, M23, M24

Description:

Poss et al evaluated patients prior to total joint arthroplasty and identified potential sources of bacteria that could seed the prosthesis. Correction of these foci prior to surgery can help reduce the risk of prosthetic infection. The authors are from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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