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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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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