Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty

contributing factors.

William Mihalko, Abhijit Manaswi, Thomas E. Brown, Javad Parvizi, Thomas P. Schmalzried, Khaled J. Saleh

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Abstract

Infection after a total knee arthroplasty is an infrequent but serious complication that can have devastating consequences. Infection carries a risk of significant morbidity, and the cost of treatment can be a substantial burden to the health care system. Eradication of infection can be very difficult. Prevention of infection remains the ultimate goal. Identification of host risk factors, careful patient selection, and optimization of the wound environment and the operating room remain some of the core fundamental steps that help minimize the overall incidence of infection. Although the exact role of each of these risk factors in a clinical setting can be debatable, a multidisciplinary approach incorporating all known and established methods of infection control can help to minimize the incidence of infection following total knee arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalInstructional course lectures
Volume57
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Infection
Incidence
Operating Rooms
Infection Control
Health Care Costs
Patient Selection
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Medicine(all)

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Mihalko, W., Manaswi, A., Brown, T. E., Parvizi, J., Schmalzried, T. P., & Saleh, K. J. (2008). Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty: contributing factors. Instructional course lectures, 57, 317-325.

Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty : contributing factors. / Mihalko, William; Manaswi, Abhijit; Brown, Thomas E.; Parvizi, Javad; Schmalzried, Thomas P.; Saleh, Khaled J.

In: Instructional course lectures, Vol. 57, 01.01.2008, p. 317-325.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mihalko, W, Manaswi, A, Brown, TE, Parvizi, J, Schmalzried, TP & Saleh, KJ 2008, 'Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty: contributing factors.', Instructional course lectures, vol. 57, pp. 317-325.
Mihalko W, Manaswi A, Brown TE, Parvizi J, Schmalzried TP, Saleh KJ. Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty: contributing factors. Instructional course lectures. 2008 Jan 1;57:317-325.
Mihalko, William ; Manaswi, Abhijit ; Brown, Thomas E. ; Parvizi, Javad ; Schmalzried, Thomas P. ; Saleh, Khaled J. / Infection in primary total knee arthroplasty : contributing factors. In: Instructional course lectures. 2008 ; Vol. 57. pp. 317-325.
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