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Antibiotics after joint replacement: A lifelong precaution  
Abstract:  This handout explains why patients who have had a joint replacement must take preventive antibiotics for dental work and procedures that involve the respiratory, digestive, or urinary tract. Included is a list of procedures that are a high risk for introducing bacteria into the bloodstream.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, September 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Specific Subject(s):  Surgery; Joint Replacement; Dentistry; Bacterial Infections; Antibiotics
Language(s):  English; Russian; Spanish; Somalian
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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