The incidence of deep prosthetic infections in a specialist orthopaedic hospital: a 15-year prospective survey.

@article{Phillips2006TheIO,
  title={The incidence of deep prosthetic infections in a specialist orthopaedic hospital: a 15-year prospective survey.},
  author={Judith E Phillips and Timothy Crane and Marc Noy and Tom S. J. Elliott and Robert J Grimer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={943-8}
}
The Control of Infection Committee at a specialist orthopaedic hospital prospectively collected data on all episodes of bacteriologically-proven deep infection arising after primary hip and knee replacements over a 15-year period from 1987 to 2001. There were 10 735 patients who underwent primary hip or knee replacement. In 34 of 5947 hip replacements (0.57%) and 41 of 4788 knee replacements (0.86%) a deep infection developed. The most common infecting micro-organism was coagulase-negative… CONTINUE READING
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