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Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

RECOMMENDATIONS

The practitioner might consider discontinuing the practice of routinely prescribing prophylactic antibiotics for patients with hip and knee prosthetic joint implants undergoing dental procedures. (Limited)
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We are unable to recommend for or against the use of topical oral antimicrobials in patients with prosthetic joint implants or other orthopaedic implants undergoing dental procedures. (Inconclusive)
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In the absence of reliable evidence linking poor oral health to prosthetic joint infection, it is the opinion of the work group that patients with prosthetic joint implants or other orthopaedic implants maintain appropriate oral hygiene. (Consensus)
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Overview

Title

Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

December 7, 2012

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient, Radiology services

Intended Users

Physical therapistdentist, dental other

Scope

Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment

Keywords

infection control