Prophylaxis with systematic antibiotics versus gentamicin bone cement in total hip arthroplasty. A ten-year survey of 1,688 hips.


In 1976, nine Swedish orthopedic departments started a prospective, randomized, and controlled study in which the prophylactic effect of systematic antibiotics (SAs) was compared with gentamicin bone cement (GBC) in 1,688 consecutive total hip arthroplasties (THAs). After ten years, 13 deep infections had occurred in the SA group and nine in the GBC group… (More)