Spreading the Use of High Dose Antibiotic Cement to Prevent Infection Following Surgery for Hip Fracture

Surgical site infection after hip fracture repair is a disabling and costly problem affecting about 4% of patients who undergo a hip hemiarthroplasty. Research shows that use of high dose antibiotic cement decreases infections after hip fracture surgery from 5% to 1.7%

The project promoted the use of the high dose cement to clinicians and Trusts via a range of dissemination related activity. 2 trusts are now using high dose dual antibiotic cement full time in the AHSN NENC region 3 trusts outside the AHSN NENC region have switched to the antibiotic high dose cement

The project aims to continue to spread the use of antibiotic cement to reduce infection rates amongst relevant network providers.

Project Resources

Spreading the use of high dose antibiotic cement to prevent infection following surgery for hip fracture: Case Study 

Spreading the use of high dose antibiotic cement to prevent infection following surgery for hip fracture: Poster

Project Update Presentation 

Muskuloskeletal project updates event.

 Cement to prevent hip fracture case study image  44 - Mike Reed

 (Case study uploaded 19th March 2015)

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