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An effort to prevent PJI has led to the development of antimicrobial dressings that support wound healing. We sought to determine whether Aquacel Surgical dressing independently reduces the rate of acute PJI following TJA. A single institution retrospective chart review of 903 consecutive cases who received the Aquacel Surgical dressing and 875 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeons frequently obtain intraoperative cultures at the time of revision total joint arthroplasty. The use of broth or liquid medium before applying the sample to the agar medium may be associated with contamination and false-positive cultures; however, the degree to which this is the case is not known. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We (1) calculated(More)
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BACKGROUND Some manufacturers have introduced polyethylene (PE) inserts in 1-mm increment thickness options to allow for finer adjustments in total knee arthroplasty kinematics. METHODS Two surgeons with extensive experience performed 88 total knee arthroplasties using implants with 1-mm PE inserts. After trial components were inserted and the optimal PE(More)
INTRODUCTION We reviewed the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a consecutive series of patients who underwent patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) using a modern onlay-style trochlear design and all-polyethylene patellar component. An additional goal of the study was to elucidate, for the first time, the extent to which patients were satisfied with their(More)
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