Dental clearance prior to elective arthroplasty may not be needed for everyone.

Abstract

We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for preoperative dental clearance failure in joint arthroplasty patients. Over a 5-month period, all patients scheduling total joint arthroplasty completed a dental questionnaire. Data collected included demographics, medical and dental history, dental hygiene practices, frequency of dental care, and results… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.04.018

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