Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

Clinical Practice Guideline

Published December 7, 2012

This clinical practice guideline addresses the prevention of orthopaedic implant infections in patients undergoing dental procedures.


Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) provide evidence-based recommendations for current orthopaedic diagnostic, treatment, and postoperative procedures. Multdisciplinary clinician work groups and AAOS staff work together to synthesize published research with the aim of providing a transparent and robust summary of the research findings for a particular orthopaedic disease topic.

Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty Toolkits

The Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty Toolkits are a collection of related information, resources, and tools to assist AAOS members in making informed practice decisions based on evidence-based recommendations and/or practice standards. The information provided compiles advocacy, practice management, and quality improvement resources while including clinical and patient education.