TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2016, Cilt 15, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 091-095)

Minimising the risk of periprosthetic infection: operative environment and peri-operative measures

İbrahim Azboy 1

1 Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, USA

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2016.11
Görüntüleme: 509
İndirme : 379

Total joint arthroplasties (TJA) are successful operations and nowadays the number of TJA has increased considerably. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most devastating complications in TJA. This complication continues to be a challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The treatment of PJI is difficult and it generally requires more than a single operation. Moreover, PJI adds additional burden to the health care system of a country. One of the most important aspects of infection in orthopedic surgery is to prevent infection.

Numerous strategies have been developed for the prevention of infection. The literature on this subject is also enormous. The aim of this review is to present the measures for the prevention of PJI during pre-, intra-, and post-operative periods.

Anahtar Kelimeler : total joint arthroplasty; periprosthetic infection; operating room environment; bleeding