alexa [Prevention of prosthesis infections].


Journal of General Practice

Author(s): Jrgensen PH, Gromov K, Sballe K

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Abstract Prosthetic infection is a feared complication to surgery with alloplastics and has a high degree of comorbidity. Prophylaxis is concentrated on commonly-accepted hygienic behaviour, optimization of the patient's general health status, peri-operative antibiotics (one dose before surgery and three doses during the first 24 hours postoperatively) and antibiotic loaded cement. Laminary flow reduces the risk of prosthesis infection but there is no clear evidence of any effect to concomitant antibiotic prophylaxis.
This article was published in Ugeskr Laeger and referenced in Journal of General Practice

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