Ask The Doctors: November 2013

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Q: I recently had a total knee replacement. Is it true that I may need antibiotics before having any dental work because of my new knee joint? A: It has long been the standard of care to give patients with joint replacements antibiotics before undergoing dental procedures to prevent possible infection. However, this changed recently when the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Dental Association (ADA) issued a joint clinical practice guideline (CPG)…
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