Empiric Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Revision Arthroplasty

Sharma, Dinesh, Weinrauch, Patrick C., Coulter, Chris, Douglas, Joel, & Crawford, Ross W. (2006) Empiric Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Revision Arthroplasty. In 2006 Combined Scientific Meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, 8 - 13 October, 2006, Canberra, Australia.

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The success of antibiotic prophylaxis relates to the susceptibility of bacteria encountered during the procedure. The results of this study suggest that Cephalothin alone is an inappropriate empiric prophylactic antibiotic regimen for revision hip or knee arthroplasty. We recommend that empiric antibiotic prophylaxis for revision hip and knee procedures should include vancomycin to cover Gram positive organisms. Intravenous gentamicin is a suitable agent for most Gram negative bacteria. Antibiotic prophylaxis should be continued for a period of 4 post-operative days until specimen isolates remain negative.

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ID Code: 5696
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author: p.weinrauch@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Infection, Arthroplasty, Revision, Hip, Knee, Antibiotic, Prophylaxis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:23

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