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Antibiotic Cement in Total Knee Replacement Always Use It COA

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Description: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has clearly revolutionized the management of the arthritic knee patient and has a tremendous track record of success. One of the most devastating complications following a TKA remains the development of an infection. While estimates vary, the prevalence of peri-prosthetic infection is estimated at approximately 2% following primary TKA and close to 4% following revision TKA. The role for preoperative systemic antibiotics is well established; however, the routine use of antibiotic impregnated bone cement remains controversial.
Steven J.M. MacDonald, M.D., FRCSC COA Bulletin Issue 2008

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Author/Contact: Steven J.M. MacDonald
Institution: COA
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Language: English

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