Predictors of wound infection in hip and knee joint replacement: results from a 20 year surveillance program.

@article{Saleh2002PredictorsOW,
  title={Predictors of wound infection in hip and knee joint replacement: results from a 20 year surveillance program.},
  author={Khaled J. Saleh and Mary Olson and Scott G Resig and B. Bershadsky and Mike Kuskowski and Terence J. Gioe and Harry Robinson and Richard Schmidt and Edward McElfresh},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          506-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Deep wound infection (DWI) in total knee (TKA) and total hip (THA) arthroplasty has been shown to highly correlate with superficial surgical site infection (SSSI). Although several studies have reported hospital factors that predispose to SSSI, patient factors have not been clearly elucidated. METHODS All patients undergoing TKA (n = 1181) and THA (n = 1124) surgery during the period 1977-1995 at our institution were observed at the end of a 30-day post-operative period. Thirty… CONTINUE READING

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