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How common is infection with shoulder arthroscopy?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare but known risk.

Infection after shoulder arthroscopy is a rare problem, but is seen enough to have established treatment protocols.
Propionibacterium acne is the typical culprit in these infections. Iv antibiotics are given initially and surgical lavage may be needed. Once culture results have been obtained, antibiotics can be customized to more effectively treat the infection.

In brief: Rare but known risk.

Infection after shoulder arthroscopy is a rare problem, but is seen enough to have established treatment protocols.
Propionibacterium acne is the typical culprit in these infections. Iv antibiotics are given initially and surgical lavage may be needed. Once culture results have been obtained, antibiotics can be customized to more effectively treat the infection.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less than 1%

Typically the rate of infection for most arthroscopies and for shoulder arthroscopy in particular in less than 1%.
Some patients may have pre-existing conditions that raise the risk

In brief: Less than 1%

Typically the rate of infection for most arthroscopies and for shoulder arthroscopy in particular in less than 1%.
Some patients may have pre-existing conditions that raise the risk
Dr. Don Buford
Dr. Don Buford
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