Increased preoperative blood glucose level associated with PJI after THA

Results showed a preoperative blood glucose level greater than 277 mg/dL in patients with diabetes and greater than 193 mg/dL in patients without diabetes was associated with an increased risk of infection after total hip arthroplasty.
To analyze the association between preoperative blood glucose levels and 90-day risk of periprosthetic join infection, Julian Wier, MD, and colleagues at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine performed a retrospective study of data from 90,830 patients who underwent primary elective THA from 2016 to 2021. According to the study, 20,466

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