Perioperative Dexamethasone Administration Does Not Increase the Incidence of Postoperative Infection in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Analysis.

@article{Richardson2016PerioperativeDA,
  title={Perioperative Dexamethasone Administration Does Not Increase the Incidence of Postoperative Infection in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Analysis.},
  author={Andrew Barrister Richardson and Abiram Bala and Samuel Secord Wellman and David E. Attarian and Michael Paul Bolognesi and Stuart Alexander Grant},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1784-7}
}
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is frequently used for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting and as an adjunct in multimodal postoperative analgesia after total joint arthroplasty; however, the incidence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after the use of perioperative dexamethasone in total joint arthroplasty has yet to be fully elucidated… CONTINUE READING