Antibiotic-loaded bone cement for infection prophylaxis in total joint replacement.

  title={Antibiotic-loaded bone cement for infection prophylaxis in total joint replacement.},
  author={William A. Jiranek and Arlen D. Hanssen and Alan Seth Greenwald},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={88 11},
Use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement for prophylaxis against infection is not indicated for patients not at high risk for infection who are undergoing routine primary or revision joint replacement with cement. The mechanical and elution properties of commercially available premixed antibiotic-loaded bone-cement products are superior to those of hand-mixed preparations. Use of commercially available antibiotic-loaded bone-cement products has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug… CONTINUE READING
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