Late infections of total joint prostheses. A review and recommendations for prevention.

@article{Maderazo1988LateIO,
  title={Late infections of total joint prostheses. A review and recommendations for prevention.},
  author={Eufronio G Maderazo and S Judson and H. Pasternak},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1988},
  volume={229},
  pages={131-42}
}
The incidence of late infection of total joint prostheses is 0.6%. Because this incidence has increased from 0.08% in 1978, the authors reviewed their experience and the literature in search of pathogenetic and preventative measures. The most common pathogen responsible for late prosthetic joint infections was staphylococcus (54%; both Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis), even when infection was of dental origin. The three most common origins of infection were skin and soft… CONTINUE READING