What Are the Risk Factors for Infection in Hemiarthroplasties and Total Hip Arthroplasties?

@article{CorderoAmpuero2010WhatAT,
  title={What Are the Risk Factors for Infection in Hemiarthroplasties and Total Hip Arthroplasties?},
  author={Jos{\'e} Cordero-Ampuero and Marisol Dios},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®},
  year={2010},
  volume={468},
  pages={3268-3277}
}
BackgroundLate infection is the second most frequent early complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and the most frequent after hemiarthroplasty. Known risk factors for infection after THA include posttraumatic osteoarthritis, previous surgery, chronic liver disease, corticoid therapy, and excessive surgical time. However, risk factors for hemiarthroplasty are not clearly established.Questions/purposesWe therefore determined the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors for late… CONTINUE READING

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