RSA patients with positive intraoperative cultures at low risk for recurrent infection

Study results suggest prolonged antibiotic therapy may not be necessary

Maureen Leahy

Patients undergoing one-stage revision shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) who had positive intraoperative cultures, but were not treated with long-term postoperative antibiotics for infection, are at low risk for recurrent infections. This suggests that postoperative antimicrobial treatment strategies may not be necessary in these patients.

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