The Otto Aufranc Award: Modifiable versus nonmodifiable risk factors for infection after hip arthroplasty.

@article{Maoz2015TheOA,
  title={The Otto Aufranc Award: Modifiable versus nonmodifiable risk factors for infection after hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Guy Maoz and Michael W Phillips and Joseph A. Bosco and James D. Slover and Anna G Stachel and Ifeoma A Inneh and Richard Iorio},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 2},
  pages={453-9}
}
BACKGROUND Periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are associated with increased morbidity and cost. It would be important to identify any modifiable patient- and surgical-related factors that could be modified before surgery to decrease the risk of PJI. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We sought to identify and quantify the magnitude of modifiable risk factors for deep PJIs after primary hip arthroplasty. METHODS A series of 3672 primary and 406 revision hip arthroplasties performed at a single specialty… CONTINUE READING
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