Presence of medical comorbidities in patients with infected primary hip or knee arthroplasties.

@article{Lai2007PresenceOM,
  title={Presence of medical comorbidities in patients with infected primary hip or knee arthroplasties.},
  author={Kafai Lai and Eric R. Bohm and Colin D C Burnell and David R Hedden},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={651-6}
}
Many older patients undergoing primary hip or knee joint arthroplasty surgery have multiple medical problems. In this retrospective case-control study, the authors examined the individual and cumulative effects of various types of medical comorbidities on the risk of developing prosthetic joint infection after surgery. Case and control patients were matched by age, sex, and procedure. Analysis was undertaken using crude odds ratios (ORs) and multiple logistic regression analysis. Fifty-one… CONTINUE READING

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