Prophylactic use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement in primary total knee arthroplasty: Justified or not?

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BACKGROUND The routine use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement (ABLC) during primary or uninfected revision arthroplasty remains controversial. Many studies quote the total joint arthroplasty (TJA) infection rate to be less than 1%. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has a higher infection rate than total hip arthroplasty (THA). Based on both animal and human… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.53456

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@inproceedings{Srivastav2009ProphylacticUO, title={Prophylactic use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement in primary total knee arthroplasty: Justified or not?}, author={Amit K Srivastav and Biren Nadkarni and Shekhar Srivastav and Vivek Mittal and Shekhar Agarwal}, booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics}, year={2009} }