The Chitranjan Ranawat Award: Should prophylactic antibiotics be withheld before revision surgery to obtain appropriate cultures?

@article{Tetreault2014TheCR,
  title={The Chitranjan Ranawat Award: Should prophylactic antibiotics be withheld before revision surgery to obtain appropriate cultures?},
  author={Matthew W. Tetreault and Nathan G Wetters and Vinay Kumar Aggarwal and M. Mont and Javad Parvizi and Craig J. Della Valle},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 1},
  pages={52-6}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative antibiotics are known to be critical for decreasing the risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in primary THA and TKA. However, antibiotics often are withheld before revision surgery, as there is concern that even a single dose of prophylactic antibiotics may affect intraoperative cultures. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES In this… CONTINUE READING