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Antibiotic Impregnated Cement Short-term Gain for Long-term Pain

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Description: The reason total joint arthroplasty has gained wide-spread support is due to its successful long-term outcomes. This, along with its number one position in cost effectiveness, has propelled it to take a prominent role in health care.
Anything that drives up the cost (antibiotic cement) or potentially reduces the long-term outcome (weakening of the cement mantle by mixing it with antibiotics), may reduce total joint arthroplasty's impact on the general population and reduce its elevated position in health care. Ross K. Leighton, M.D., FRCSC COA Bulletin Issue 83 2008

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Author/Contact: Ross K. Leighton
Institution: COA
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Jul 01 2009