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CLINICAL PRACTICE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-107

Prevention of prosthetic joint infection in total hip and knee arthroplasties: Evidence based recommendations


1 Senior Registrar, Department of Orthopedics, UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Visiting Consultant Arthroplasty Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics, UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Professor, Department of Orthopedics, UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria
4 Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
O J Alonge
Department of Orthopedics UCH, Ibadan
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278624

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Prosthetic joint infection is a dreaded complication of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Prevention, which is far more cost effective, should be of paramount importance to the arthroplasty surgeon. Proper patient selection and preparation as well as strict asepsis and antisepsis are the basic principles of prevention.


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