Positive intraoperative cultures and canine total hip replacement: Risk factors, periprosthetic infection, and surgical success

Karla C L Lee, Amy Kapatkin

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Abstract

The results of closing intraoperative cultures from 27 canine total hip replacements (THR) were reviewed. The relationship between these culture results and presurgical and surgical factors, and the short- and long-term success of THR were assessed. Eleven out of 27 cases had a positive culture, but none of these 11 cases were diagnosed with periprosthetic infection at follow-up examination. The duration of the clinical signs of hip disease prior to THR was significantly greater for those cases with a positive culture (P=0.034). The incidence of positive cultures was not related to surgical success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume38
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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