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Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection following knee replacement: an observational cohort study from England and Wales.

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Summary of "Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection following knee replacement: an observational cohort study from England and Wales."

Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication of knee replacement. The risk of developing a prosthetic joint infection is affected by patient, surgical, and health-care system factors. Existing evidence is limited by heterogeneity in populations studied, short follow-up, inadequate power, and does not differentiate early prosthetic joint infection, most likely related to the intervention, from late infection, more likely to occur due to haematogenous bacterial spread. We aimed to assess the overall and time-specific associations of these factors with the risk of revision due to prosthetic joint infection following primary knee replacement.

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Name: The Lancet. Infectious diseases
ISSN: 1474-4457
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