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Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Total Joint Arthroplasty

  • Nataša Faganeli
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Abstract

In this chapter an overview is given about the rationale of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in total joint arthroplasty. Currently there are only level 1a recommendations for primary joint replacements, while the recommendations for revision joint replacements are still missing because of complexity and heterogeneity of this cases and lack of randomized controlled trials as well. Current literature and available data are reviewed, and recommendations are summarized.

Keywords

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Timing Prosthetic joints 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PharmacyOrthopedic Hospital ValdoltraAnkaranSlovenia

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