Infectious and thromboembolic complications of arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Pietro Randelli, Alessandro Castagna, Federico Cabitza, Paolo Cabitza, Paolo Arrigoni, Matteo Denti

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Abstract

Hypothesis: This study investigates the rate of infectious and thromboembolic complications in shoulder arthroscopy and their association with pharmacologic prophylaxis. Materials and methods: On behalf of the Italian Society for Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sport Traumatology, Cartilage and Orthopaedic Technologies (SIGASCOT), we asked the members to complete an on-line Web survey about their experiences and strategies of prophylaxis in shoulder arthroscopy. Results: In the period 2005-2006, 9385 surgeries were performed. We report 15 infections and 6 DVTs. The overall rate of infections was 0.0016 (1.6/1000) and the rate of DVTs was 0.0006 (0.6/1000). Conclusion: The association between infection and antibiotic prophylaxis was significant (P = 0.01); however, the risk of DVTs was not decreased with heparin prophylaxis. Level of evidence: Level 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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Arthroscopy
Infection
Traumatology
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Cartilage
Sports
Orthopedics
Heparin
Knee
Technology

Keywords

  • antibiotics
  • deep venous thromboses
  • heparin
  • infection
  • Shoulder arthroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Infectious and thromboembolic complications of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. / Randelli, Pietro; Castagna, Alessandro; Cabitza, Federico; Cabitza, Paolo; Arrigoni, Paolo; Denti, Matteo.

In: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 97-101.

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Randelli, Pietro ; Castagna, Alessandro ; Cabitza, Federico ; Cabitza, Paolo ; Arrigoni, Paolo ; Denti, Matteo. / Infectious and thromboembolic complications of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. In: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 97-101.
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