Prevention of infection after knee arthroplasty

Vitali Gorenoi, Matthias P. Schönermark & Anja Hagen
Scientific background Man-made joints (joint endoprostheses), including knee endoprostheses, are used in some irreversible diseases of the human joints. The implantation of joint endoprostheses (arthroplasty) is associated with an increased risk for infection. To prevent infections, different interventions without and with the use of antibiotics (hygiene procedures and antibiotic prophylaxis) are used. The benefits of these interventions are not clear yet. Research questions The presented report addresses the questions regarding the medical effectiveness, the cost-effectiveness...