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Offline Plumb

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Re: Unicompartmental knee replacement - medial
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2008, 11:08:48 PM »
My OS said antibodics before dental procedures for 2 years.   I call him up he writes up RX.. one hour before dentist.  I have to take six pills
each doctor has their own protocol

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Re: Unicompartmental knee replacement - medial
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2008, 03:18:59 AM »
 I had to put off dental treatments so I could get a round of antibiotics in me and yes this will be a two year cycle. The reason is the implants might not ever totally heal. If you get an infection the likely hood of it settling in you implant is pretty high. I though my doctor was nuts when he told me this. I was always told the knee bones connected to the thigh bone not the jaw bone!!!!
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Re: Unicompartmental knee replacement - medial
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2008, 04:55:43 PM »
Doctors have their own protocols about this. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has written some guidelines, but they are guidelines only. My doctor told me I didn't need to take antibiotics before dental work. My dentist was worried about it so he called my doctor to confirm. I've never taken antibiotics beforehand unless it was warranted by the procedure under normal circumstances. I've had a lot of dental work in the last two years since my PKR. I do take them at the first sign of infection though.

Here's the AAOS guidelines:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00226

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Re: Unicompartmental knee replacement - medial
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2008, 03:21:29 PM »
Hi Thanks to you all for your input as usual, you guys are a font of information,  the links were very helpful.

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Re: Unicompartmental knee replacement - medial
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2008, 01:02:24 AM »
Personally, I will NEVER have another dental procedure without antibiotic prophylaxis.  To get an infected prosthesis would truly suck.  And a short course of augmentin is easy.  So count me in on the "always take prophylactic abx crowd."

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