Acute kidney injury after hip or knee replacement: Can we lower the risk?

Edward J Filippone, Anju Yadav
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2019, 86 (4): 263-276
Patients who undergo hip or knee replacement (total joint arthroplasty) face a risk of acute kidney injury that may be higher than previously thought and that increases steeply if they undergo surgical revision to treat prosthetic joint infection. This article assesses the incidence of and risk factors for acute kidney injury after primary total joint arthroplasty or placement of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer to treat infection, and offers suggestions on how to reduce the risk.

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