Infection after total hip replacement. With special reference to a discharge from the wound.

  title={Infection after total hip replacement. With special reference to a discharge from the wound.},
  author={Valdemar V Surin and K Sundholm and Lars A B{\"a}ckman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={65 4},
The risk factors associated with 34 deep infections from a consecutive series of 803 total hip replacements have been analysed using standard actuarial methods. The follow-up ranged from 3 to 10 years. Absence of prophylactic antibiotics, complications after operation, discharging wounds, previous operations and remote infection were related to the development of deep periprosthetic infection. An early discharge from the wound with growth of micro-organisms, though superficial in appearance… CONTINUE READING


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