AAOS, ADA Release CPG for Prophylactic Antibiotics

New guideline includes shared decision-making tool, implications for practice

Leeaht Gross, MPH

At their meeting on Dec. 7, 2012, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on “The Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infections in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures.” The evidence-based CPG, the first to be codeveloped by the AAOS and the American Dental Association (ADA), includes three recommendations (See Table 1) and will replace previous AAOS information statements on the topic.

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