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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recommendations: Antibiotics after joint replacement  
Abstract:  This one-page handout is a table showing the different antibiotics recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for patients who have total joint replacement surgery. This handout can be given directly to a patient's health care provider before having a procedure that may bring bacteria into their bloodstream. Procedures listed include dental, ophthalmic (eyes), orthopaedic, vascular, esophageal, gastroduodenal, biliary tract, colorectal, head and neck, obstetric, gynecological, and genitourinary.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2012, 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: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #4062

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