Surgical Field Bacterial Contamination in Primary Total Hip (THA) and Knee (TKA) Arthroplasty
In Denmark, approximately 13,000 operations are carried out every year. Prosthetic infection is a very serious condition and despite extensive prophylactic measures, prosthetic infections appear in 1-2 percent of the operated patients.
It is difficult to diagnose prosthetic infection with the techniques applied so far and incorrect diagnosis might imply unnecessary reoperations as well as unnoticed infections might lead to prolonged pain and invalidity.
The purpose of this study is to examine the value of these three techniques applied as a supplement to the existing technology and on this basis to prepare an algorithm for the examination of joint prosthesis infection.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Surgical Field Bacterial Contamination in Primary Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery|
- Contamination of the operation area [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We want to examine the existence of contamination before an operation in hip and knee. Furthermore, we want to examine the contamination to achieve better knowledge of the bacterial combination.
- Description of the bacterial culture [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We want to describe the bacterial culture to achieve better knowledge of the bacterial combination.
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Northern Orthopaedic Division, Clinic Frederikshavn|
|Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||Eileen Kohler, PhD student||Orthopaedic Surgery Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Sten Rasmussen, M.D.||Northern Orthopaedic Division, Aalborg University Hospital|