Medscape News Today - Dr. Calin S. Moucha: “ADA /AAOS Look at Joint Implant Infections After Dental Care”

 – April 24, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

The first evidence-based clinical practice guideline to be co-developed by a both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that prophylactic antibiotics might not always be needed for routine dental procedures in patients with joint implants. The recommendations were published in the April 17 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. "One recommendation proposes that the clinicians consider changing the practice of prescribing prophylactic antibiotics for patients who undergo dental procedures," coauthor Calin S. Moucha, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, told Medscape Medical News. Learn more