artificial joints such as hips or knees are asking if they need antibiotics before going to the dentist

Addendum (May 2009)

In February 2009, the AAOS updated their recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis for bacteremia in patients with joint replacements. Their new 2009 statement is available at http://aaos.org/about/papers/advistmt/1033.asp. A summary of how the 2009 recommendations differ from the 2003 ADA/AAOS statement is available at http://www.ada.org/prof/resources/topics/antibiotic.asp.

Patients with artificial joints such as hips or knees are asking if they need antibiotics before going to the dentist.

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