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ACE Report #5166
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Cefuroxime-impregnated cement in knee arthroplasty effective in infection prevention


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Cefuroxime-impregnated cement in primary total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study of three hundred and forty knees

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 May;84-A(5):759-62

Contributing Authors: FY Chiu CM Chen CF Lin WH Lo

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Synopsis

340 primary total knee arthroplasties were performed with cementless fixation of the femoral component and cement fixation of the patellar and tibial components. The knees were randomized to receive cefuroxime-impregnated cement or cement without cefuroxime. Patients were followed-up for an average of 49 months. The rate of deep infection was significantly higher in the group without cefuroxime-im...

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