Infection after TKA: An unsolved problem

By Annie Hayashi

Patient factors, medical comorbidities drive infection rates

Most serious complications of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have decreased in the past 10 years, but not infections, according to Daniel J. Berry, MD. Despite the use of perioperative antibiotics and the introduction of antibiotic-loaded cement, the incidence of infection after TKA remains fairly stable.

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