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Am J Infect Control. 2010 Apr;38(3):246-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.06.004.

Surgical site infections in primary total hip and knee replacement surgeries, hemiarthroplasties, and osteosyntheses at a Brazilian university hospital.

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Institute of Biomedical Science, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Abstract

We report a case-control study involving 663 primary orthopedic surgeries with a 12.7% rate of surgical site infections (SSIs). The respective frequencies of superficial incisional, deep incisional, and organ/space infections were 22.2%, 44.5%, and 33.3% for total hip arthroplasties; 66.7%, 33.3%, and 0% for total knee arthroplasties; 0%, 75.0% and 25.0% for hemiarthroplasties; and 44.1%, 35.3%, and 20.6% for osteosyntheses. These rates of SSIs are higher than those reported in previous studies.

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20347637
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10.1016/j.ajic.2009.06.004
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