Discusses the risk of infection after surgery for knee or hip replacement, associated problems, and approaches taken at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. Concerns include: antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as the MRSA bacterium, The ESBL E coli, and Klebsiella as well as Clostridium difficile. For surgical wounds, our rates of infection have been consistently low since 2002.
National infection rates are higher than our rates. .