Lincomycin Bone Concentrations During Total Hip Replacement
Empirical antibiotic regimes given during total hip replacement (THR) are now widely used by most orthopaedic units to reduce the incidence of postoperative infections. In an elderly patient who has already under gone one operation, an infection is a therapeutic disaster since it requires a second operation to remove the prosthesis in a patient who is already debilitated, and therefore at risk. Thus, it is of the utmost importance that the antibiotics used are shown to provide adequate concentrations in bone.
KeywordsHydrochloride Clindamycin Grinding Lincomycin Dipotassium
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