Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements

Richard, over at ADR Support, was kind enough to send this link along to me… a valuable read for us TDR folks.  Bookmark it!

“Bacteremia from a variety of sources can cause hematogenous seeding of bacteria onto joint implants, both in the early postoperative period and for many years following implantation.2 In addition, bacteremia may occur in the course of normal daily life3-5 and concurrently with dental, urologic and other surgical and medical procedures.5 The analogy of late prosthetic joint infections with infective endocarditis is invalid as the anatomy, blood supply, microorganisms and mechanisms of infection are all different.6

Recommended Antibiotic for each procedure below:

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