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New guideline aims to reduce infections in total hip & knee replacement patients

20:00 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(American College of Rheumatology) According to a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative process. The guideline represents the first time rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons have collaborated to develop recommendations.

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