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Studies Show That Costs Quadruple When SSIs Develop After Hip, Knee Replacements - Consensus Orthopedics
Infections are less than ideal in all cases as they are taxing on a patient and extremely costly. A study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology found that the total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements are more than four times …