AAOS Now, Februrary 2015
Taking a Bite Out of Dental Prophylaxis Guidelines
Could the bacteria released during certain dental procedures result in a periprosthetic joint infection? That question has long plagued patients, their dentists, and their orthopaedists. No one wants to risk an infection, but the medical and monetary impact of the unnecessary use of antibiotics are well-known.
Hot Topics for 2015
In his 2014 wrap-up (“Whatever Happened to 2014?”), S. Terry Canale, MD, suggested that many of 2014’s hot-button issues have been deferred to 2015. After reading his excellent review, one question and one thought arose. First, the question: Which of these deferments are susceptible to further delay?