alexa Epidemiology and burden of prosthetic joint infections.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Lamagni T

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Abstract Whilst improvements in patient care have reduced the risk of infection in patients undergoing prosthetic joint surgery, the substantial and growing number of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures undertaken translates into a continued and potentially increasing burden on patients, healthcare providers and the wider economy. Increases in patient obesity will raise further challenges to prevention efforts given the associated elevated risk of infection. Ongoing monitoring of infection rates remains a critical means to identify and address local and national changes in the epidemiology of prosthetic joint infection and to assess the impact of interventions. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: [email protected] This article was published in J Antimicrob Chemother and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

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