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is clidamycin a good choice for orthopedics?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Clinamycin is a good alternative for people with people with allergies to ancef (cefazolin).
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: I use clinda when somebody has an allergy to pcn.
Answered on May 31, 2016
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Clindamycin: Yes Clindamycin can be used as an antibiotic in orthopedics if you are allergic to penicillin.
Answered on May 31, 2016
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Clindamycin: Its use in orthopedic surgery is for treatment or prophylaxis for gram positive organisms, usually when penicillin or Cephalexin allergy exists.
Answered on May 31, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In addition, it's bioavailability is comparable whether taken orally or administered IV.
May 20, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Antibiotic : Good broad spectrum antibiotic. Good for PCN allergy
Answered on May 31, 2016
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Only if indicated: good antibiotic but unless a culture shows the need, there are other less costly. there are a lot of less costly drugs out there that are excellent.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ok: It is a common back up medicine if you are allergic to cephalosporins
Answered on May 31, 2016
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
9 years experience Sports Medicine
More information: Unsure of your question - please provide additional information / details?
Answered on Jun 10, 2016

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