Aspiration of the hip joint before revision total hip arthroplasty. Clinical and laboratory factors influencing attainment of a positive culture.

@article{Lachiewicz1996AspirationOT,
  title={Aspiration of the hip joint before revision total hip arthroplasty. Clinical and laboratory factors influencing attainment of a positive culture.},
  author={Paul F. Lachiewicz and Graeme N D Rogers and H C Thomason},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1996},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={749-54}
}
The value of routine aspiration of the hip joint before revision of a hip arthroplasty remains controversial. We reviewed the results of such aspirations in an attempt to determine clinical or laboratory factors that could help the surgeon to identify hips that are infected and that should be aspirated preoperatively. One hundred and fifty consecutive revision total hip arthroplasties were performed by one of us. Preoperative aspiration was not performed or data were excluded for eight hips; no… CONTINUE READING
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