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Antibiotic Guidelines with Joint Replacements

A recent statement from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) addresses antiobiotic usage prophylaxis for patients with joint replacements. This article recommends specific antibiotics based upon the type of surgery, ranging from dental to vascular.
Since not all physicians are aware of these guidelines, educating your physician regarding the most effective antibiotic for your particular surgery will ensure the best protection for your joint replacement.
Follow this link for the formal statement by AAOS http://www.aaos.org/about/papers/advistmt/1033.asp.
Patients are rarely aware of the risk of developing a deep infection around the joint replacement, even years after surgery.   This can lead to loosening of the joint replacement, possibly necessitating repeat surgery with a  lower chance of success.  
Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Paramus, and Bergen County region.  This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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