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The purpose of this study was to evaluate a prognostic value of drain tip culture for surgical site infection (SSI) after total hip arthroplasty. A total of 1380 closed suction drain tips cultured after removal in primary total hip arthroplasty were included in this study. Drains were removed in 12-72 hours after surgery. Drain tip cultures were positive in(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this retrospective study is to report the incidence of osteolysis and evaluate the significance of screening computed tomography (CT) compared to plain radiography in detecting osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty with metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 264 primary(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the prognostic value of drain tip culture performed for surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery with a large number of subjects, and investigated whether the type of surgery or timing of drain removal correlated with positive drain culture and SSI rates. SUMMARY OF(More)
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