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Be alert to deep SSI risk after knee surgery

Key clinical point: Deep surgical-site infections aren’t uncommon after surgery for periarticular knee fractures.

Major finding: About 5.7% of patients developed surgical-site infections after surgery for periarticular knee fractures.

Study details: A meta-analysis of 117 studies with 11,432 surgical patients.

Disclosures: One author reported receiving grants from Zimmer Biomet and DePuy Synthes outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported. No study funding was reported.

Citation:

Norris GR et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(8):e199951.