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Antibiotic prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2287906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antibiotic prophylaxis is widely used in orthopaedic surgery although proof of its usefulness is lacking in some areas. The increasing use of joint replacement surgery and fracture fixation means that surgeons must examine the use of antibiotic prophylaxis very carefully. Its usefulness has been well demonstrated in joint replacement surgery although further work is required in traumatic orthopaedics. Additionally further investigation is required into the side effects and cost benefits of prophylaxis.
C M Court-Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. Supplementum     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0300-8878     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Infect Dis Suppl     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-26     Completed Date:  1991-03-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0251025     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Bacterial Infections / prevention & control*
Bone Cements
Fracture Fixation
Joint Prosthesis*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Bone Cements

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