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Effect of Preoperative Antimicrobial Therapy on Culture Sensitivity in Patients with Prosthetic Hip or Knee Infection

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January 2010

The sensitivity of sonicate fluid culture (78.5%) was superior to that of tissue culture (60.8%).  The sensitivity of synovial fluid culture was 56.3%.  The specificities of sonicate fluid culture, tissue culture, and synovial-fluid culture were 98.8%, 99.2%, and 98.1%, respectively.

Effect of Preoperative Antimicrobial Therapy

 


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