Tag Archive | PROSTHETIC

INFECTIONS OF PROSTHETIC JOINTS

INFECTIONS OF PROSTHETIC JOINTS Bibliography Total hip and knee replacements are frequent orthopedic procedures, with about 450,000 arthroplasties performed each year in the United States. Infection is the most dreaded complication of joint replacement operations. For most series, the overall infection rate after total hip replacement is 0.5% to 2.0%. The rate of infection after […]

FEVER AND PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES

FEVER AND PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES Bibliography Fever occurring in a patient with a prosthetic heart valve may signal infective endocarditis or numerous other conditions. It is estimated that an infection will develop in 1% to 4% of patients with prosthetic devices during the life span of the device. In diagnosis, it is helpful to note […]