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knee protesis

Javier García-Pont, Jesús Blanch-Falp, Rosa Coll-Colell, Francesc Rosell-Abaurrea, Alfons Tapiz-Reula, Ester Dorca-Badía, Angels Masabeu-Urrutia, Anabel Martín-Urda, Pilar Barrufet-Barque, Lluis Force-Sanmartín
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic joint infections are a cause of increasing morbidity and medical expenditure. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and the clinical and the epidemiological characteristics of knee and hip prosthetic infections (PI) in patients undergoing elective surgery in five Catalonian hospitals. To determine the predictive factors of PI. METHODS: A total of 425 patients operated on between 8 January and 8 July 2001 were prospectively followed for a period of two years...
March 2006: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
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