Bladder management after total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Knight1996BladderMA,
  title={Bladder management after total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Rachel M Knight and Vincent D. Pellegrini},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={882-8}
}
This study was undertaken to determine the impact of an indwelling Foley catheter on bladder dysfunction and incidence of urinary tract infections after total joint arthroplasty. A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted assigning use of an indwelling Foley catheter (group 1) or intermittent catheterization (group 2) for 48 hours following operation. Postoperative cultures were obtained on days 2 and 5, and the number of intermittent catheterization events and void and… CONTINUE READING

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