Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 4, P931-946 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.002 View full text
Camelia E. Marculescu, Douglas R. Osmon

Abstract: The problem of prophylaxis in orthopedic implant surgery will become increasingly important and complex as the population ages and requires more arthroplasty procedures, and the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria meanwhile also continues to rise. Energy spent preventing prosthetic joint infection is more effective than that expended in treating the infection of a prosthetic joint, once established. Preventive measures encompass a wide array of variables related to host response, wound environment, …

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