Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-9-1-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-9-1-2024
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23 Jan 2024
Original full-length article |  | 23 Jan 2024

Total hip arthroplasty performed in summer is not associated with increased risk of revision due to prosthetic joint infection: a cohort study on 58 449 patients with osteoarthritis from the Danish Hip Arthroplasty Register

Rajzan Joanroy, Jens Kjølseth Møller, Sophie Gubbels, Søren Overgaard, and Claus Varnum

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This study investigated the association between summer and the risk of revision due to prosthetic joint infection (PJI) following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a large Danish nationwide cohort in a temperate northern European climate. There is no association between primary THA performed during the summer compared to the rest of the year and the risk of revision due to PJI. In perspective, it seems that the northern European climate does not influence the risk of PJI.