Prophylactic use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement in primary total knee replacement

Pietro Randelli, Francesco R. Evola, Paolo Cabitza, Luca Polli, Matteo Denti, Luca Vaienti

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Abstract

Despite significant advances in intraoperative antimicrobial procedures, deep infection remains the most devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. Clinical studies' results and safety profile of antibiotic-loaded bone cement are discussed in this review. Antibiotic bone cement prophylaxis is a safe and effective strategy in reducing the risk of deep infection following primary total joint arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Antibiotic-loaded cement
  • Infection
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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