Better antibiotic prophylaxis for hip and knee replacement surgery?
Antibiotic prophylaxis in primary hip and knee arthroplasty: comparison between cefuroxime and two specific antistaphylococcal agentsJ Arthroplasty. 2010 Oct;25(7):1078-82
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435 patients with hip or knee OA scheduled to undergo total joint replacement were randomized to receive one of the three empirical iv antibiotic treatments.The study aimed to compare the efficacy of these three antibiotics in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) andmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) infections. At the completion of minimum observation p...
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