Infection after total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Infection after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Ashley William Blom and Judy L Brown and Adrian H Taylor and Giles T R Pattison and Sarah Whitehouse and Gordon C Bannister},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
The aim of our study was to determine the current incidence and outcome of infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in our unit comparing them with our earlier audit in 1986, which had revealed infection rates of 4.4% after 471 primary TKAs and 15% after 23 revision TKAs at a mean follow-up of 2.8 years. In the interim we introduced stringent antibiotic prophylaxis, and the routine use of occlusive clothing within vertical laminar flow theatres and 0.05% chlorhexidine lavage during arthroplasty… CONTINUE READING