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2022 Dec 01

J Perioper Pract

Does local infiltration analgesia in total joint arthroplasty offer any protection from prosthetic joint infections? An invitro experimental study.


Tandra V, Koti M, Kohli S, Atta M, Khanal P, Khan O
J Perioper Pract. 2022 Dec 01:17504589221137981.
PMID: 36453651.


Many local anaesthetic agents are now reported to have anti-microbial properties in various studies, and this ability to inhibit microbial growth is not uniform. As local anaesthetics are commonly infiltrated into the surgical field for perioperative pain management, it is very important to know if this practice offers any protection against surgical site infections.